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Erosion blamed for Robert Moses beach closure

Parts of Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park will be closed this summer because erosion has taken its toll on the beach, parks officials say. New York State Parks officials say erosion has drastically

News 12 Staff

May 25, 2009, 11:38 PM

Updated 5,531 days ago

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Parts of Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park will be closed this summer because erosion has taken its toll on the beach, parks officials say.
New York State Parks officials say erosion has drastically decreased the amount of blanket space. They say it?s the fault of a few bad winters.
?Sand [was] taken out and during spring we didn't see normal replenishment,? New York State Parks Regional Director George Gorman says. ?We didn't see the sand coming back and that's where the problem is.?
Officials put up a fence blocking off about 1,000 parking spots and are directing the overflow crowds to Field 2. Gorman says the department hopes the Army Corps of Engineers will help rebuild the beach in the fall. He says he?ll know by October whether the federal government has the funds to complete the project.
Field 4 is also facing the same erosion problem. That beach does not open until later in June.


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