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After heavy rain, 'Lake Christie' returns to stalled dune project in Margate (PHOTOS)
Updated on August 8, 2017 at 8:53 AM Posted on August 8, 2017 at 8:52 AM
By Tim Hawk thawk@njadvancemedia.com,
For NJ Advance Media
http://www.nj.com/atlantic/index.ssf/2017/08/margate_dune_flooding.html

MARGATE -- Terry Auerbach just shook her head as she looked at the pooling water between the newly constructed dunes and the bulkhead of her oceanfront home after a heavy rain fell on Monday.

"We want our beaches back," she said.

Residents say the dune work, part of the Army Corps of Engineers' beach replenishment project, has led to flooding and drainage issues on the north beaches between South Franklin Avenue and South Iroquois Avenue.

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But Monday's rain brought back the ponding, or as some residents call it "Lake Christie," named affectionately after the governor who ordered the construction of a dune system and called the residents of Margate 'selfish' for protesting it.

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Last Thursday Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez ordered a seven-day stay of the dune project due to the health and safety of the residents and concerns that the ponds were contaminated. The case has now advance to federal court and a phone conference is schedule for today at noon.

Excerpt. Read more and see other images at http://www.nj.com/atlantic/index.ssf/2017/08/margate_dune_flooding.html


Tim Hawk | For NJ.com
Water from heavy rain pools between the dunes and bulkheads in Margate, Aug. 7, 2017
Water begins to pool between the under-construction dunes and the bulkheads after a heavy rain storm in Margate, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. (Tim Hawk | For NJ.com)


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Water from heavy rain pools between the dunes and bulkheads in Margate, Aug. 7, 2017
A no swimming sign is placed between the under-construction dunes and the bulkheads near South Fredericksburg Avenue before rain begins to fall in Margate, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. (Tim Hawk | For NJ.com)
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The Corps screws up again.

Having to close beaches at the height of tourist season.  Not good.
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Environmental impact is much more important than economic impact.  *****rollingeyes*****
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