Walton County Struggles to Find White Sand for Beach Restoration

Walton County in northwest Florida is struggling to find enough white sand to restore some of its beaches.

Plans are already underway to restore over 14 miles of eroded beaches in the county. But finding sand that is white enough to match the existing granules on the beaches has proven to be a challenge.

A good source of white sand was discovered for a restoration project in Destin and western Walton County, but tourist officials say that is not enough for other beaches in Walton.

Good news is a study has found four pockets of white sand that could be used.

Still, the Walton County Commission must approve any new beach restoration projects before they can begin.

Other projects in western Walton County have been suspended because of sea turtles dying during the dredging process.

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