Beaches getting sand to replace what Irma washed away

Truckloads of sand were dumped on Hollywood beach earlier this year as part of a $4 million city project.

Larry Barszewski
September 26, 2018

More sand is on the way for south Broward County beaches that took a hit from Hurricane Irma last year.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to spend $9.7 million in January to truck in and replenish about 123,000 cubic yards of sand — enough to cover a football field with sand 57 feet high — lost during the storm on beaches south of Port Everglades.

The January project won’t make the south county beaches wider, but it will put more sand on dry sand areas away from the water.

“It’ll provide critical storm protection,” said Jennifer Jurado, Broward’s director of environmental planning, for beaches in Hollywood, Hallandale Beach and Dania Beach, including at Von D. Mizell and Eula Johnson State Park, formerly known as John U. Lloyd State Park.

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