Ocean City, Strathmere, Sea Isle City to get new beach sand

 Hurricane Joaquin, which did not hit NJ, did cause extensive beach erosion in places like Ocean City, NJ. (Alan Tu/WHYY)

Hurricane Joaquin, which did not hit NJ, did cause extensive beach erosion in places like Ocean City, NJ. (Alan Tu/WHYY)

Some southern New Jersey beaches will be getting a touch up, courtesy of the federal government.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will conduct supplemental sand pumping next month in Ocean City, Sea Isle City and the Strathmere section of Upper Township.

The work will repair damage from a storm that occurred just after the beaches had undergone a replenishment project in the fall. The entire $15.8 million cost of the work will be borne by the federal government.

About 1 million cubic yards of sand will be pumped onto the beaches between January and April.

The sand will be dredged from an inlet where extensive sand shoaling has made navigation difficult.

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