U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Unveils Proposed Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Prime Hook NWR

Dec 28, 2012 -- 4:03pm

A solution to the flooding in Prime Hook Beach may be in sight.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge over the next 15 years. Fish and Wildlife is proposing to rebuild a dune south of Fowlers Beach to help restore the marsh, which has been affected by saltwater intrusion from the Delaware Bay. In recent days, signs saying “Fix the Breaches, Stop The Flooding” have popped up along Route 1 in Lewes and Milton. Residents in Prime Hook Beach have also been calling for breaches in the dunes at Fowlers Beach to be fixed to stop the flooding that cuts off their community, especially during storms.

The final draft of the plan will be up for a 30-day review period, starting today. Click here to view the proposed plan.

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