Documenting Storm Impacts in Brewster
Truro, the storm surge breached dunes at Ballston Beach; in Brewster, erosion of coastal dunes at town beaches continued; and in Sandwich, dunes were severely eroded, low-lying roads including Route 6A were flooded, and shorefront homes were flooded and undermined.
Storm impacts in Brewster are evident in the photos above and to the right showing Saint's Landing before (Oct. 2014) and after (Feb. 2015) winter storms. Seven feet of pipe was exposed when the dune eroded. Photos such as these will inform options for
managed retreat from vulnerable areas. Because of winter storm impacts, Brewster and other Cape Cod communities will continue to look for ways to study and mitigate coastal erosion and abate and block storm surges. (Photos: Saint's Landing in Brewster in Oct. 2014 and Feb. 2015; J. Muramoto)