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nauset beach orleans maMarked by years of erosion, Orleans town leaders are being urged to act immediately to help salvage what remains of Nauset Beach. While the decades leading up to the early 1990s only resulted in about two to three feet of erosion a year, that changed substantially just a few years later. These days the expected erosion is 12-feet per year.

In another two decades some experts believe the erosion will push the dune up to the middle of the beach parking lot. Because geologists don’t believe there’s a way to stop the ocean’s damage, efforts are instead being focused on helping to mitigate the impending erosion.

One of the key recommendations focuses on constructing another large dune on the backside of the existing one. To do so, though, would require

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