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SPI Park Seeks Emergency Help for Sand Erosion Problem

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – According to Cameron County parks director Joe Vega, Isla Blanca Park on South Padre Island is eroding at about five to ten feet per year.

The county is now submitting an emergency application to try and get some of the sand. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be dredging from the ship channel in October.

If approved, the sand would be pumping into Isla Blanca Park to help replenish some of the eroded sand.

Vegas said some of the beaches at the north end of the island are eroded up to 14-feet per year.

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