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Miami-Dade running low on sand supplies

The county is looking further offshore to replenish its eroded beaches

August 14, 2013 01:00PM

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Miami-Dade beach replenishment

Miami-Dade beach replenishment

The Army Corps of Engineers says Miami-Dade is running out of sand to supply its beaches and the county is looking for new places to harvest sand, WLRN reported.

The county currently replenishes its eroded beaches with offshore supplies of sand. The corps, who conducted a study on Florida’s sand needs, is looking for supplies farther offshore, even in other countries, the public radio news affiliate said.

The corps is holding public meetings every day this week in different South Florida locations. [WLRN]Emily Schmall

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