August 11, 2017

Buxton Beach Nourishment Update - August 11, 2017

Weeks Marine resumed pumping sand yesterday around 9:30 a.m. after two days of being shut down due to weather. The current marine forecast looks favorable for pumping the next several days.

The cutterhead dredge McCaskill will work on filling a 900-foot section of beach just north of Buxton during the next five days of pumping and will then proceed south through the village of Buxton.

In the meantime, Weeks Marine will be setting up a second subline approximately 5,000 ft north of the current subline.  A second dredge - a hopper dredge - is scheduled to arrive in Buxton next week, weather permitting.  Once the second dredge arrives and passes the Army Corps' on-site pre-dredging inspection, pumping will start from the newly placed northern subline and proceed south.  

Click here to view the updated project map.

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