Crews Labor to Remove Rockweed from Maine Beach

Rockweed, photo courtesy Wikipedia.

Portland Press Herald: Officials at Scarborough Beach State Park say it could take 2 weeks to remove a 3’-high wall of rockweed that last weekend’s storm pushed onto the beach, the most the employees have seen in 30 years.

Crews spent the past 3 days hauling rockweed and other storm debris off the beach, but removed less than half of the pile left by the storm, which dumped more than 8 inches of rain on parts of the state. Wind and runoff from the storm and unusually high tides combined to create heavy surf along the coast.

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