Beach replenishment underway in Rehoboth
City plans to begin work on five more projects in the coming months
With equipment being stored in the Deauville Beach parking lot and mobilized offshore, the beaches at the north end of Rehoboth Beach are set to get a lot of attention over the coming weeks – but that work is just one of half a dozen infrastructure projects slated to begin soon in the city.
During a commissioner meeting Oct. 18, Rehoboth Beach City Manager Sharon Lynn announced Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company LLC, contractor for the Army Corps of Engineers, was mobilizing in the Deauville Beach parking lot and would actively begin beach replenishment Oct. 21. She said they will be working 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The corps awarded the contract in September. The contract calls for dredging 409,000 cubic yards of sand from an offshore borrow site and placing it on the shoreline – 190,000 cubic yards in Rehoboth, 219,000 cubic yards in Dewey.