Wind, Waves Cause Some Beach Erosion At New Jersey Shore

Associated Press
October 14, 2019 - 7:39 pm
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VENTNOR, N.J. (AP) — The high tides and strong winds that lashed the New Jersey shore over the weekend took a piece of it with them.

Conditions that pummeled the beaches from Thursday through Sunday morning caused beach erosion that varied in severity along the coast.

Some beaches lost comparatively little sand while others saw large cliffs gouged into the side of what had been large beach berms during the summer.

Stewart Farrell, a beach expert with Stockton University, says virtually all the state's ocean beaches are somewhat flatter as a result of the wind and waves.

He said the northern portion of many barrier islands suffered particularly notable erosion.

Experts say much of the sand that washed away is lying in sand bars offshore and should gradually be brought back ashore by waves.