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Created On: 12/11/2019 02:46 PM
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 12/14/2019 04:40 PM
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GREG

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If you care about the quality of the sand, email Mike.Mcgarry@brevardfl.gov . He is being paid by the county to monitor the sand EVERY WEEK, and ensure that it meets standards. They should also post the results on the Brevard County website for public knowledge. It is our tax dollars that are funding this project. Also, writing letters to the Florida Today may help sway public opinion. If the sand does not meet standards of the project, or the artificial reef does not work then the ACOE is legally required to stop the sand dumping.

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 12/14/2019 05:19 PM
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RegularJoe

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Are the studies available on how the artificial reefs are performing?
 12/15/2019 02:25 AM
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tom

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reef link

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Edited: 12/15/2019 at 02:27 AM by tom
 12/15/2019 03:22 AM
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SurferSince1965

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Glad to see some natural migration to these artificial reefs, but they won't create a wave for the ones we are going to lose. This will be our 3 Mile Island.

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 12/15/2019 07:02 AM
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Plan B

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They should at least deploy their "wave shield" in a few nice triangle shapes 250 yds apart from each other for us
 12/15/2019 08:08 AM
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GREG

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Thanks Tom. That report is the most unscientific report I have ever seen. There are no counts of fish, no measurement of the worm reef growing, and zero turtles could mean there is no food or shelter for them - so how could they say it meets the requirements for equaling the habitat of the natural reef? I call bullshit.

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 12/15/2019 05:58 PM
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tom

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Can't say I diasgree, it's quite thin, no controls, positive or negative, no quantitative measures so no potential for comparison.Only one observation period(?) so likely underfunded.

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 12/16/2019 06:42 AM
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SurferMic

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Southern reef was doing well at the end of this summer (last time it was flat & clear), not going to say much about it, wish we could have both, the natural satty ones and the new deep water man made reefs. I surfed in front of the current project as they did the neighborhood beach, just to watch the work between sets. I think the full moon high tide combo with continuous swell has kept the sand dumping higher on shore and not in the surf, GREAT TIMING I guess for this area. Sand quality looked ok , full of small shells, ok grain size...needs to bleach...no effect on the surf (Yet)

Edited: 12/16/2019 at 06:43 AM by SurferMic
 12/19/2019 08:42 AM
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somebodyelse

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needs to bleach...no effect on the surf (Yet)..... Maybe so, the dark coloring is off putting, it looks like dirt rather than sand.. It has already filled in our small shorebreak trough and seems to have evened off the very near shore bottom. A lot less holes and valleys between shore and the sandbar.

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 12/19/2019 07:03 PM
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Cole

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"Sand what sand?"

This will be the question posed in about three days time if this bizarro storm does what is predicted.
 12/19/2019 07:07 PM
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Cole

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31 knot gusts at the 120 buoy, seas 8 feet and climbing.

Yep, it's doing what it was predicted to do.
 12/22/2019 09:20 AM
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Cole

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Tropical Storm force gusts at the 20 mile, 9.5 feet at 8 seconds. Nasty out there.
 12/23/2019 01:26 AM
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SurferSince1965

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I am sure the money for the "new sand" to replace the "new sand" will magically appear in short order. I hope not, I don't like throwing money into the Ocean but it would make my day to see all the new sand washed out to sea. Lets hope for lots of NE'ers this winter

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