November 21, 2013
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - The annual dredging of a Chesapeake Bay inlet has been accelerated by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The Virginian-Pilot reports the 2012 monster storm left Lynnhaven Inlet choked with sand.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers identified unsafe dangerous shoals at the inlet. Dredging began Oct. 26, and about 135,000 cubic yards of material are being deposited along parts of Virginia Beach.
The $2 million project is federally funded through post-Sandy disaster relief and is expected to be completed in January.
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