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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fairhope Beach Repairs Underway

Fairhope, Alabama

MAGNOLIA BEACH

Crews were busy this morning spreading new sand on north Magnolia Beach, in preparation for the expected crowds this July 4th holiday; there were concerns about the 6' drop-off created by the erosion there.

The problem is caused by north winds generated by recent severe Winter storms -- and the armoring of the shoreline to the north (bulkheads).

The city has applied for Restore Act fine money associated with the 2010 BP oil spill that may include permanent repairs there:


"The City of Fairhope also owns a public park and beach from the Pier Street boat ramp south to the American Legion near Laurel Avenue. There is nearly 200 acres in the watershed that drains through the park area. The park is also used by walkers, joggers, and citizens walking their dogs. As a result the water quality of the Bay is impacted. This phase of the project includes the construction of water quantity treatment, quality, and treatment.
This phase of the project includes the construction of water quantity treatment, quality, and treatment. The stormwater quality will be treated through constructed wetlands."



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