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Beach Repleshment Begins for Rehoboth and Dewey Beach

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Beach replenishment is about to begin for Rehoboth and Dewey Beach.

WBOC reports that Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company moved its equipment into place yesterday morning.

The company is expected to pump more than 400-thousand cubic yards of sand from offshore onto the beach.

The work will take around 20 days working 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Replenishment work occurs every three years.

Rehoboth Mayor Paul Kuhns told the television station that the larger crowds coming to the resort requires more sand.

He added with erosion the replenishment guarantees more beach for a while.

Don Rush is the News Director and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.