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Plumb Beach Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Work in Brooklyn - 10-22-12 (protecting the Belt Parkway) | by USACE NY
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Plumb Beach Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Work in Brooklyn - 10-22-12 (protecting the Belt Parkway)

Linda Guenther, project engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, points to a pumping barge in the distance where a hopper dredge will hook up to pump sand onto Plumb Beach in Brooklyn as part of coastal storm risk reduction work going on there. The Army Corps of Engineers is carrying out the Plumb Beach work in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the National Park Service. Phase I of the work includes placing approximately 127,000 along the beach where severe erosion has been encroaching upon the Belt Parkway, which is a critical piece of New York City’s infrastructure. A temporary Geotube groin will be installed to mitigate sand movement until Phase II begins. Phase II will include the construction of two permanent stone groins at each end of the beach and a stone breakwater in the water to help limit the loss of sand at the beach. Click here to learn more about the project. (photo by Chris Gardner, New York District public affairs)

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Taken on October 22, 2012