Tybee beach to be resanded

The Army Corps of Engineers has released a Draft Environmental Assessment and a Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for putting more sand on Tybee Island beach, also known as “renourishment”.

Mary Landers wrote for ajc.com yesterday, Tybee beach renourishment plans move forward,

The renourishment process involves using a cutterhead dredge to move about 1.7 million cubic yards of high quality sand from an area located 1.5 miles from the southern tip of Tybee Island. The deposited sand would be enough to compensate for the erosion expected to occur over the subsequent nine years. The project will include placing sand up to the north terminal groin. This northern area was included in previous renourishment cycles, but not the 2008 renourishment.

“It is good news,” said Tybee council member Paul Wolff. “Obviously we depend on the beach for our economy. Everything that gets done to move the process forward helps. We’re optimistic we’ll get the federal cost share again.”

Hm, I wonder if this contact information would work for other projects:

Anyone wishing to comment on the proposed renourishment project should submit comments in writing no later than Jan. 17, 2014, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, Planning Division, ATTN: Ms. Ellie Covington, 100 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, GA 31401-0889. Comments may also be submitted via fax to 912-652-5787 or via email to CESAS-PD.SAS@usace.army.mil