Bal Harbour real estate is placing a band-aid on its beaches which have seen major erosion in the past few years. Currently, the replenishment project is underway, with the city dumping money ($8.2 million!) and truckloads of sand to assist before the hurricane season to remedy the problem and prepare for any additional erosion. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has been working diligently with the US Army Corps of Engineers to allow foreign sand to be brought in, thus speeding up the re-nourishing process. Last week, one of many Caterpillar trucks hauling beach quality sand from Orlando to Miami Dade began dumping its cargo on Bal Harbour’s beach. The sand is being dumped to add height and width to Bal Harbour, Sunny Isles Beach, and Miami Beach. State and county funds are being used for the re-nourishment project, which will cost an estimated $10 million and is expected to last six more weeks. The beaches are open to the public except for the immediate areas where dumping occurs.
Are you a resident concerned about the erosion of Bal Harbour? I’ve noticed Bal Harbour beaches have it the worst out of all Miami Dade Beaches, with very little room for additional erosion, as seen in the picture above. Another concern is seeking quality sand and where this source may be found. Let the readers hear your thoughts and suggestions on the erosion remedy… Inquiring minds would like to know!