Virginia Beach renourishment
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- An aerial view of the renourishment area near 25th and 26th Streets at the Oceanfront. Bulldozers and other equipment on the beach will spread the sand. Pump-out landing stations will be located near 48th and 65th streets as the project moves north. The beach is 150 to 280 feet wide and will increase to as much as 300 feet, with a minimum elevation of 8.5 feet. Two hopper dredges are cycling from navigational channels north of Cape Henry to a pump-out landing station near 26th Street where the material is piped onshore. It's part of the Virginia Beach Hurricane Protection Beach Renourishment Project, which will replenish 1.25 million cubic yards of sand between 15th and 70th streets.

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Photo by: Pamela K Spaugy |  VIRIN: 130215-A-ON889-158.JPG