Popular fishing beaches shored up after 2017 storms

Nov 11, 2019

        Work has finished on shoring up the bluff at two popular recreation beaches on the lower peninsula.

According to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, crews put the finishing touches on the armor rock reinforcement along about 1,200 feet of beachfront road in the Anchor River State Recreation Area, and about a quarter-mile in the Deep Creek State Recreation Area.

According to Kenai Peninsula State Park Superintendent Jack Blackwell, the work was needed after severe storms caused significant erosion on many Kenai Peninsula Beaches, prompting disaster declarations at all levels of government. Through those, funding was secured through the State Division of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.