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Seaside Heights’ Makeshift Dunes Survived This Week’s Nor’Easter

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Makeshift dunes in Seaside Heights following the Jan. 23, 2017 nor'easter. Photo from Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Makeshift dunes in Seaside Heights following the Jan. 23, 2017 nor’easter. Photo from Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

As Seaside Heights and other local communities await word on when a planned $90 million beach replenishment project will begin – it is expected this spring – nearly all island towns have pushed up piles of sand to act as a makeshift dune.

Seaside Heights’ temporary protection project has been one of the most robust in the area, spanning much of the beachfront in order to protect the boardwalk and local businesses.

More photos can be seen below.

Makeshift dunes in Seaside Heights following the Jan. 23, 2017 nor'easter. Photo from Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Makeshift dunes in Seaside Heights following the Jan. 23, 2017 nor’easter. Photo from Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Makeshift dunes in Seaside Heights following the Jan. 23, 2017 nor'easter. Photo from Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Makeshift dunes in Seaside Heights following the Jan. 23, 2017 nor’easter. Photo from Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Makeshift dunes in Seaside Heights following the Jan. 23, 2017 nor'easter. Photo from Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Makeshift dunes in Seaside Heights following the Jan. 23, 2017 nor’easter. Photo from Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Makeshift dunes in Seaside Heights following the Jan. 23, 2017 nor'easter. Photo from Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Makeshift dunes in Seaside Heights following the Jan. 23, 2017 nor’easter. Photo from Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Makeshift dunes in Seaside Heights following the Jan. 23, 2017 nor'easter. Photo from Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Makeshift dunes in Seaside Heights following the Jan. 23, 2017 nor’easter. Photo from Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
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  • swimsmart

    those are piles of sand,not dunes since they have no mature vegetation on them and have no staiying power against moving water; the Army Corps will build dunes that will include dune grass which after a few years will provide sand stability against moving water via their vast root system

  • ken p hollins

    agreed, they are just piles of sand which mother nature feeds on…

  • swimsmart

    calling them “dunes” is giving readers the wrong impression about the Army Corps dune system that will be built this year on our barrier peninsula from Point Pleasant on the north end to Berkeley Township on the south end; “piles of sand” are ineffective but real dunes work well; look at the beaches in Ortley after this week’s storm and compare them with the beaches in Seaside Park and Midway Beach in Berkeley Twsp to see the difference real dunes make