Delaware beach replenishment pushed further into summer

BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) — The replenishment of Delaware’s beaches has been delayed again, pushing the project further into peak season for the area.

WBOC-TV reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ website now lists June 1 as the start date for the first stage of the project, at Bethany Beach. In February, Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Steve Rochette said a limited number of dredges nationwide had delayed the schedule for work in Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island.

At that time, the first stage of the project was to begin mid-May. According to the construction status page, the schedule was revised on May 25.

The station reports another project must be completed before the dredge boat can head to Delaware.

The entire replenishment project is now scheduled to end in August.

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Information from: WBOC-TV, http://www.wboc.com/

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