Officials assess beach erosion for annual replenishment

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A slow walk along the beach uncovers the wrath of Old Man Winter. Park officials gathered at Presque Isle for the annual Spring Beach Walk today.

Every spring and fall, state park officials gather to see how the beaches faired throughout the previous season. 

The walk helps officials understand what the damages are at the state park from October until now. It gives them a good idea of how much sand they will need and where they will need it. They will start putting sand on the beach sometime between mid to end of May.

Operations Manager Matt Greene of Presque Isle State Park tells us, “there’s typical spots on the peninsula where we get some heavy erosion and those spots are typically around mill road beach area is always one that gets pretty heavy erosion. “

16,000 cubic yards of sand is already stockpiled on the pier.

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