New York Times: Where sand is gold, the reserves are running dry and Martin is asked to sacrifice

Erosion at Haulover Beach Park in Miami-Dade County.  (Source: New York Times)

According to The New York Times, Miami-Dade County is officially out of offshore sand. The situation is so dire that two counties to the north — St. Lucie and Martin — are being asked to donate their own offshore sand in the spirit of neighborliness.

St. Lucie and Martin Counties are none too keen to sacrifice their sand for the pleasures of South Florida.

The Army Corps and the state are hoping that Martin and St. Lucie Counties will come around and free up some of their sand, which could then be dredged and shipped farther south.

For the complete story: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/25/us/where-sand-is-gold-the-coffers-are-running-dry-in-florida.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0

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