- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Harrison County Sand Beach is taking another stab at controlling erosion, this time from the water side.

A project underway near the Mississippi Coast Coliseum comfort station is a test for the new plan.

Sand Beach Director Charles Loftis tells The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/1stgb3T) the problem they are attacking is the erosion caused by southeast winds that expose the west side of drainage pipes that extend into the Mississippi Sound.

A large cloth mat placed over a section of the pipe will eventually extend about 150 feet to the water’s edge. Loftis says the cloth mat is filled with concrete to stabilize the sand around the pipe, protecting the pipe and controlling erosion.

The $300,000 project is being paid for by a Coastal Impact Assistance Program grant.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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