First Beach Renourishment Project Completed

By: Dana Arquilla
By: Dana Arquilla

With funding coming from federal, state and local governments, all 16-and-a-half miles of beach are now renourished.

Panama City's beaches have taken a beating with all the storms that pass our way. Last year alone, four storms affected Bay County, creating a crucial need for new sand.

So beach officials kicked off a beach renourishment project, putting 3.3 million cubic yards of fresh sand on Panama City Beach.

The project was faced with weather and mechanical delays throughout the year, but it is now completely finished.

Beach Management Coordinator Lisa Armbruster says, "I think the project looks great. The sand quality is excellent across the whole project area, now that the equipment's off and the process is done, I think it looks great."

Beach officials aren't taking a break now that it's over. They're already in the process of looking for more sand for the second renourishment project.

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