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Beaches in Southern Delaware Suffer Sand Erosion

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LEWES, Del. (AP)- Some Delaware beaches suffered significant erosion from this week's winter storm.

Anthony Pratt, the state shoreline and waterway administrator, said that this was a big storm, causing beach erosion and sand loss. It was not as damaging as Hurricane Sandy, though.

In Lewes, much of the sand that was trucked in to patch areas damaged during Sandy was washed away.

Waves reached the edge of the dunes on many beaches. But Pratt said the only breach was at the Indian River Inlet.

Pratt says the storm damage would have been much worse with waves damaging the boardwalks if it were not for the state's 2005 beach replenishment projects.


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