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Barrier Islands Feeling the Effects of Climate Change

On September 29th, The New York Times published an article by Cornelia Dean, the Times science writer and author in residence at Brown University, who presented to the Quogue community this past August in Quogue Village Hall. Her presentation, “Navigating Troubled Waters”, was co-hosted by CCQ and the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines.

An excerpt from the article is below (please click the below text to read in full)…


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Quogue’s Own “Folly” Beach?

Last week, The Post and Courier of South Carolina published a story entitled “Folly Beach Renourishment Sand Disappears in Storm”. (Click here for full article.)

As the title suggests, a recent storm washed away much of the renourishment sand that had been dumped on the beach little more than a month before. The controversial $30 million project had been a point of contention between property owners, the city and taxpayers.

In the article, the Army Corps of Engineers project manager was quoted as saying “’[Renourishment] sand doesn’t stop erosion. It protects properties. We put the required amount of sand out there. The sand didn’t hold up better because the beach is in worse condition than it was’ before the last renourishment in 2005.”

According to the article, the cost of the 2005 renourishment was $12 million. That figure is less than half the cost of the most recent renourishment—mirroring the soaring cost of beach nourishment across the country.