August 10, 2017
Dune work that has led to enormous ponds of water on Margate's beaches this summer is set to continue after a court order halted it.
Federal judge Renee Marie Bumb allowed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to resume the project under conditions that include fencing off areas with ponding and pumping when needed, according to multiple reports.
Bumb overturned a ruling from New Jersey Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez last Thursday.
Margate's case against the state Department of Environmental Protection was its latest attempt to fend off the controversial dune project, part of a statewide effort to protect New Jersey's coastline after Hurricane Sandy devastated a number of shore towns in 2012.