Oceanfront property owners on Long Island have approved a $26.5 million plan to truck in sand to cope with the loss of beaches.
Newsday reports owners in Bridgehampton and Sagaponack near the East end of Long Island voted Saturday to approve the plan designed to reverse 25 years of erosion. It will cost homeowners between $10,000 and $30,000 more a year in taxes.
The plan affects about 150 homes and calls for pumping more than a million cubic yards of sand from about a mile offshore onto beaches and below the shoreline.
The newspaper reports the move would create two erosion-control districts in those areas, which are considered public. That way, the cost to replace future sand lost by a storm could be reimbursed by federal funds.