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Ana Espinosa

FL - Beach erosion closes two Jupiter crossovers

Two Jupiter Beach crossovers are closed because of beach erosion Thursday. Officials with the county’s environmental resources tell us the closures of crossovers #46 and #47 aren't surprising.Two Jupiter Beach crossovers are closed because of beach erosion Thursday.

Two Jupiter Beach crossovers are closed because of beach erosion Thursday.

Officials with the county’s environmental resources tell us the closures of crossovers #46 and #47 aren't surprising.

A member of the Department of Environmental Resources Management, Andy Studt, said this area of Jupiter has been seeing hotspot erosion for the last two years, and recent storms have moved more sand out of the area.

But he said it began with a shortage of sand following Hurricane Irma in 2017.

“So, we just started to recover a lot of that sand with recent projects and we are still going to continue to see some of this hot spot erosion as some of the sand from the adjacent large projects moves its way back into this area,” Studt said.

He said the way to fix this a long-term strategy by placing sand in feeder beaches.

A county project from last winter placed just under a million yards of sand in Juno Beach and is expected to help the erosion that has crossover #46 and #47 closed.

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