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Damage To Ocean City Dunes Double Replenishment Costs

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By Natalie Neumann

Damage from a strong storm last month is nearly doubling the estimated cost of the beach replenishment effort in Ocean City, Maryland.

A preliminary survey of the resort's ten miles of beaches and dunes by the Army Corps of Engineers after the storm found it would cost $10 million to bring them back to normal levels.

The Corps had already estimated a beach replenishment project scheduled for next year would cost about $11 million.

City Engineer Terry McGean tells the Daily Times of Salisbury about 600,000 cubic yards of sand was stripped off Ocean City beaches when the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida moved across the region.

McGean says crews will soon patch the most damaged dunes with sand that built up elsewhere during the storm.

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