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Beach Replenishment Set to Begin in Fenwick Island

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FENWICK ISLAND, Del.- One of the largest beach replenishment projects in Delaware state history is set to get under way this week in Sussex County.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to begin dropping off replenishment equipment, including dredge piping on the beaches at Fenwick Island this Wednesday.

Fenwick Island is the first beach being restored following the state's announcement of a $30 million federally-funded replenishment project to assist Delaware's popular beaches with protection from future storms.

According to the Corps of Engineers, the work at Fenwick will be followed by South Bethany, Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach. The project is expected to be wrapped up by the end of November, but could be completed sooner or later depending on a variety of factors, including the weather and how much work is required at each individual beach.

The beach replenishment project at the Indian River Inlet bridge is under at separate contract but is scheduled to begin "any day now," said Corps spokesman Steve Rochete.


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