Survey Shows Significant Erosion at Presque Isle
The annual fall beach walk at Presque Isle today uncovered significant erosion in normal trouble spots along the Lake Erie shoreline, even though sand replenishment wrapped up just last week.
Walkers found erosion problems at beaches 5,6,7 and 10, plus the Mill Road beaches, all areas where erosion normally occurs.
Park Operations Manager Matt Greene says he was not surprised because of several strong storms over the past six weeks, and continued high lake levels.
The replenishment was pushed back this year because of delays in federal funding.
Greene hopes that won't happen next year, because of comments supporting the project made by President Trump at an Erie campaign rally in early October.
Greene said, "We are hoping with the comments that were made, we get the funding wrapped up earlier rather than later so we can get in and do a lot of work in late April or early May."
The state and federal governments each contributed $1.5 million for this year's sand nourishment.