Rehoboth beach replenishment won’t happen until after summer

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is pulling their beach replenishment equipment out of Rehoboth Beach and won’t return until after Labor Day.

The website delmarvanow.com reports a New Jersey replenishment project has been given priority over the Delaware beach replenishment.

Rehoboth Beach Mayor Sam Cooper says the delay won’t hurt summer tourism.  He says most of the damage at the beach was done by a November 2009 storm and that didn’t hurt beach traffic last summer.

A replenishment project at Bethany Beach was started last fall and completed in February.

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