Winter Storm Strips Dewees Beach Again

The cycle of erosion isn’t over.  During the December Nor’easter of 2009, loads of sand disappeared from the Dewees front beach from Osprey Walk down past Needle Rush.  The palm tree that temped fate all summer is gone.  Not just felled, but gone.  Palms from well behind it are lying on the beach.  More than 20 feet of dune is gone in many places.  Along much of the beach the primary, secondary and tertiary dunes have washed away over the past 2 years, leaving the island exposed to serious hurricanes and winter storms.  In other places, the final row of dunes has been sliced vertically in half. (more…)

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