Beach Grass is being planted in the foreground, while the finishing touches are put on the dune contour. Photo by Twan Leenders, Connecticut Audubon Society.

Beach Grass is being planted in the foreground, while the finishing touches are put on the dune contour. Photo by Twan Leenders, Connecticut Audubon Society.

Stamford Advocate: Devastating flooding from Superstorm Sandy has sparked growing interest in building berms and sand dunes for protection along the Connecticut coast, a swath of land with some of the nation’s priciest real estate where officials say obstacles include concerns about obstructed views.

Bridgeport, Fairfield, Milford, Stamford and West Haven are among the municipalities exploring dunes or earthen berms to prevent flooding. The state is interested as well, said Brian Thompson, director of the Office of Long Island Sound Programs for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Read more about Connecticut’s interest in building dune and berms as storm protection.