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 truck loads of sand to assist prior to the hurricane season in an effort to remedy the problem and prepare for any additional erosion. Congress woman 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 it’s cargo on Bal Harbour’s beach. The sand is being dumped to add height and width to beaches in 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 expected to last six more weeks. The beaches are open to the public except for the immediate areas where dumping is taking place.
Are you a resident concerned on 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 you can see in the picture above. An additional 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!