Beach Replenishment for Wallops Flight Facility

Feb 5, 2014

Wallops Flight Facility

$10.5 million has been awarded by the Army Corp of Engineers  to beef up the sand and dunes along NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility on the Virginia Eastern Shore.

The project calls for restoring 650-thousand cubic yards of sand along the shoreline of the launch center.

Hurricane Sandy destroyed sand, dunes and berm along the barrier island.

Bill Wrobel, director of the Wallops Flight Facility, told the Salisbury Daily Times that the project is absolutely vital to protect the more than $1 billion worth of assets.

The Army Corp of Engineers says the dredging is expected to begin in late winter or early spring with a completion date sometime in September.