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Daily Mail Wednesday March 29, 2017
Miami beach saved by dumping 300,000 tons of sand
An area of arguably America's most iconic coastline has been saved by dumping nearly 300,000 tons of sand along the shore. A strip of Miami's famous shore was saved by stretching out a 3,000-foot strip by pouring 285,412 tons of sand on Mid-Beach. The Miami Herald reports the project stopped the damage being done by erosion, and managed to widen the area of pristine beach-line located between 46th and 54th streets by 'about 230 feet'. Dramatic pictures taken before and after the work being completed show just how stark the difference was. In images taken over recent years, the shoreline was seen steadily creeping towards the pricey properties located just feet from the ocean. But photographs taken after the operation was carried out show just how much of a buffer has been created by the sand-dump. The shore-saving measure did not come cheap, with local, state, and federal funds going towards footing the $11.5 million project...Read more