One can now envisage the final beach and the sheer volume of sand it will take to make it. Boomer Huen running the front end loader and bulldozer pushes sand into the inter-tidal zone and the night time high tide reshapes it. Its not a loss however, the sand moves into the designed beach profile that Steve Hafner and his crew from Stockton University determined when he laid out the beach at the start of the project.
At Thompson’s Beach the Wickberg crew moved huge amounts of sand in the last few days, but are now plagued with equipment failures. Its not a small thing to have a 40 ton truck break down in what one might truthfully describe as in” the middle of nowhere”. Still the amount of sand stored over few days will keep the remaining equipment busy until the repairs are complete today. Thompsons is now at about 40% of it 48,000 ton target.