In 2006, Tropical Storm Ernesto tracked up the Chesapeake Bay and stalled for three days. Tropical storm winds and accompanying high, pounding surf from Ernesto — blowing from the Northeast — destroyed the beach at our picnic area. Between 2010 and 2016, the Association investigated projects to restore the beach. In mid-2016 we settled on the design for a beach project that included constructing stone “spurs” that project from the shore into the Potomac River, supplemented by breakwaters at the end of the spurs. In January 2017 we contracted with a local marine construction company to build the spurs and breakwaters as well as installing an observation deck with stairs going down to where we anticipated sand would collect to form a beach.
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