Hurricane Sandy breached Island Beach, NJ in two places.

Estuarine deposition (green) after Hurricane Sandy breached the island in two places (arrows).

Detailed Description

Big storms move sediment from the front of the barrier to the top and the back of the barrier through a process called overwash. In addition to causing a lot of overwash, Hurricane Sandy also cut through (breached) the island in two places on Island Beach near Mantoloking, NJ, resulting in deposition (shown in green shades) in the estuary.


Image Dimensions: 3230 x 2959

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Location Taken: US