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$15 million makeover for Anna Maria Island

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Beach erosion leaves sand cliffs on Anna Maria Island. Beach erosion leaves sand cliffs on Anna Maria Island.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FL (WFLA) -

Manatee County officials say the area will receive more than $15 million to renourish the storm-damaged beaches of Anna Maria Island.

The County already set aside more than $6 million to restore the shore. That was before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced this week that it budgeted more than $9 million for Manatee's shore protection.

According to the Bradenton Herald, that means the money could move up the project's start date by as much as two years. Work could begin as soon as August, and would continue for up to seven months. 

Last June Tropical Storm Debby eroded miles beachfront in Manatee County, especially the southern half of Anna Maria Island.

 

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