Residents Concerned About Deal Lake Project
Concerned residents, environmentalists and sportsmen said they will continue to pressure the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a controversial beach replenishment project that may clog the Deal Lake flume in Asbury Park and prevent fishing from spawning.
The Army Corps also wants to notch around six jetties between Asbury Park and Long Branch. About 100 people attended a rally March 2 at Deal Lake to protest plans to replenish a 3.5-mile section of beach stretching from Lake Takanassee in the Elberon section of Long Branch to Deal Lake.
“Our main concern is a free-flowing flume to the ocean in the future. What happens (if it clogs)? Who’s responsible?” asked Deal Lake Commission Chairman Don Brockel.