Erosion Control

Have you seen that big pile of logs? You’re not alone! No, they’re not logging the Refuge. They have been arriving in truckloads and are part of an erosion control project. All the details are not yet available, but all 600-plus Delaware logs have arrived.

They will be arranged in the low tide mud flats across from the Shearness Pool at a future point. The high tides often back up in the bay when the coastal storms and hurricanes pass by. These extra high tides and storm winds can build up the waves that flood and erode the Shearness Dike. Once in position, the logs will serve as an obstacle to diminishing the salt marsh’s erosive wave action. This structure should function like a breakwater that protects a shoreline. No completion date has been set yet. As project details become available, we will pass them along.