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Beach Replenishment Dredge Pipe Installed in Ortley Beach

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A dredge pipe set up on Ortley Beach, May 11, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A dredge pipe set up on Ortley Beach, May 11, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

A pipe that will carry sand from a dredge boat to the shore has been installed in Ortley Beach.

The pipe extends from the beachfront at 7th Avenue, just south of the former Surf Club building, into the water and out to sea. Offshore, there is a connector which crews hook up to a dredge boat, which pumps sand through the pipe and onto shore. From there, land-based crews use bulldozers and front-loaders to spread the sand out.

A dredge pipe set up on Ortley Beach, May 11, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A dredge pipe set up on Ortley Beach, May 11, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A dredge pipe set up on Ortley Beach, May 11, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A dredge pipe set up on Ortley Beach, May 11, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A dredge pipe set up on Ortley Beach, May 11, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A dredge pipe set up on Ortley Beach, May 11, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Earlier this week, Toms River officials said residents could expect to see the equipment by the end of the week.

A dredge pipe set up on Ortley Beach, May 11, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A dredge pipe set up on Ortley Beach, May 11, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A dredge pipe set up on Ortley Beach, May 11, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A dredge pipe set up on Ortley Beach, May 11, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A dredge pipe set up on Ortley Beach, May 11, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A dredge pipe set up on Ortley Beach, May 11, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
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Township Engineer Robert Chankalian said replenishment will begin May 24, starting at 7th Avenue and moving northward from there.

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  • Rich W

    Another hurricane season without dune replenishment, and no protection in adjacent towns.

  • Goodgrief

    Ocean County needs one of these dredges. They could sub let it to other counties when not needed. Or could continue pumping and create a supply of sand at a central location for moving by truck