Rain, cold and thick fog failed to stop the annual beach survey at Presque Isle. The walk is conducted to pinpoint areas where sand should be placed to replace sand washed away by wind and waves.
Ice dunes provided good protection for the beaches over the winter, but fall storms did do some damage. Still, experts say the beaches look to be in pretty good shape.
Park Manager Harry Leslie said, "Ice is actually one of the best protections we have with such a long season, many of those big blows we had over the winter just did not have any impact on our shoreline."
A total of $1.3 million is left over from last year's sand replenishment. And the state and federal governments have earmarked another $3 million for this year.