For South Jersey homeowners, their million dollar view turned into a nightmare in late April. That’s when much of their backyard simply disappeared, dropping some 70 feet into the Delaware River.
A couple forced to evacuate their Florence Township house because of uncontrolled erosion finally made a trip home Thursday after spending some time with family and friends.
An enormous chunk of land gone, tumbled down towards the Delaware River, leaving behind a cliff’s edge about 10 yards away from two houses.
As Jersey shore towns spend millions to rebuild boardwalks wrecked by Superstorm Sandy, some are opting for an additional layer of protection in the form of steel sea walls. But some environmentalists and scientists say the hard barriers actually worsen erosion as waves scour sand at the base of the walls.