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Cape Cod National Seashore Beaches Open for the Summer Season

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Date: June 26, 2013
Contact: Kat McCracken, 508-957-0701

Superintendent George Price announced that the final stair repairs for the Nauset Light Beach, Eastham, and Marconi Beach, Wellfleet have been completed.The beaches suffered considerable damage in the series of storms this winter.Both beaches lost the wooden access stairs down the bluff.Nauset Light Beach was open two weeks ago, and Marconi Beach was opened to the public today, Wednesday, June 26, at noon.

The Northeast Regional Office of the National Park Service provided the $204,000 in storm damage funding and Classic Site Solutions was contracted to perform the stair replacement work. The other four guarded ocean beaches in the seashore were not as seriously affected by the winter storms and were not closed including Coast Guard Beach, Eastham; Head of the Meadow Beach, Truro; Race Point Beach, Provincetown; and Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown.

 

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vernal pond

The hydrologic system of lower Cape Cod consists of four distinct ground-water lenses, or flow cells, which receive recharge through precipitation. Other hydrologic features besides groundwater include kettle ponds, freshwater wetlands (vernal ponds), freshwater streams, and estuarine wetlands.