The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that a beach nourishment project for City of Rehoboth Beach partnering DNREC’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section with the US Army Corps of Engineers expects to begin pumping sand this week along the north end of Rehoboth Beach.
DNREC Shoreline & Waterway Management beach replenishment projects set for Pickering, Kitts Hummock and Bowers beaches
DOVER – DNREC’s Shoreline and Waterway Management Section within the Division of Watershed Stewardship will begin beach replenishment work in early February, pending permit approvals, for the Delaware Bay communities of Pickering Beach, Kitts Hummock, and Bowers Beach, DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced today. Replenishment, which is expected to be completed in May, will consist of truck-hauled fill projects managed by DNREC. Bayshore beaches in the three communities were chosen for winter replenishment after experiencing significant loss of sand this year due to erosion from Delaware Bay tides and waves.
DNREC’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section to hold informational meeting Sept. 17 in Bethany on Massey’s Ditch maintenance dredging project
DOVER – DNREC’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section within the Division of Watershed Stewardship will hold an informational open house Monday, Sept. 17 to discuss the upcoming Massey’s Ditch maintenance dredging project. The public meeting will be held from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930. Topics for discussion will be current shoaling issues at Massey’s Ditch and the need for maintenance dredging; the beneficial reuse of the dredged material for beach nourishment on the north side of Indian River Inlet, and a general overview of sediment management in the Indian River Inlet system.