The Army Corps of Engineers has decided that only one plan for shoring up downtown Montauk is financially feasible: geotubes. Months ago, they presented several options, including widening the beach, adding a stone revetment, even moving the oceanside buildings, but those have apparently now been discarded as unfeasible. Geotubes are basically large, tough sandbags. 14,000 of them would be placed along 3100 feet of the beach; then 45,000 cubic yards of sand would cover them. The whole project, which will be paid for by federal funds, will cost about $6M. Work could start as soon as December if East Hampton Town and/or Suffolk County agrees to the plan.
· Army Corps Offers Up Single Montauk Option [EHS]
· All posts about rebuilding Montauk beaches [CH]