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Rehoboth Beach Replenishment Moves Forward

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - Great Lakes Dredge and Dock company workers are in the middle of replenishing the beach, pumping in sand from the ocean floor to extend the size of the beach. 

Crews began replenishment on October 17 and will continue for the next 20 days. Then they will move south to Dewey Beach where replenishment is expected to last 25 days. 

Ann Ward and her husband were walking along the boardwalk Wednesday morning when they noticed the construction equipment. 

"I don't think it's a nuisance because of the time of year they're doing it and they really need it for summer for all the people that come in to enjoy the beaches. Otherwise they'll dwindle away," said Ward. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funded 65 percent of the $7.21 million project. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources funded the remaining 35 percent. 

"Seven million dollars is just a drop in the bucket of what they turn around in revenue every year," said Richard Thomas who lives in Smyrna. 

Beach replenishment happens at Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach every three years. 


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