What’s happening to the beach sand in Florida?

Sorry, Beach Closed, No More Sand!

The supply of sunken sand off Miami -Dade and Broward is tapped out.

”For practical purposes, we are out of sand“, so explains Miami-Dade Environmental Director Carlos Espinosa in an interview with the Miami Herald.

”The Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos, the Dominican Republic, places like that that would be willing to sell the sand,” Espinosa said. But under a clause in federal law, to protect the American dredging industry, the Corps must rule out all domestic sources as too costly or environmentally damaging before signing off on foreign grains.

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