Jetties from Elberon to Loch Arbour are in jeopardy of beinge lost
The stretch of beach from Elberon to Loch Arbour in Monmouth County is a special place to fishermen. While it attracts its fair share of surfers, swimmers and sunbathers, it’s the anglers who prize it most for the excellent bass fishing from the series of jetties, or groins, located there.
Now they are in danger.
For the last several months, the Army Corp of Engineers has been pumping sand onto beaches from Sandy Hook south to Manasquan as part of the Disaster Appropriations Act of 2013 which is funding the replenishment of New Jersey’s beaches.
These jetties are vital to the health of: the surrounding ecosystem, the economy of the surrounding areas, and the safety to swimmers in nearby waters. For these reasons, this project is a huge waste of taxpayer's money.
Work has yet to begin on the stretch between Elberon and Loch Arbour as the contract has yet to be awarded. That section offers a different set of problems for engineers due to the number of outflows located along the section and the Army Corp of Engineers is still accepting public comment on the project until March 26.