My home beach just north of Lavalette was 75 yards wide when I was a kid. It's now about 7.5 yards wide. The government installed a dune system which is growing in nicely but there is still no beach and we get sand pumped from other areas or further out, as @PeakMaster mentioned every year or two.
What's your point old man?NJ is the only place I know that uses Beach Badges. California does not use Badges Never found a beach in Florida that uses Beach Badges. Not sure about NY or New England. Haven’t been up there in a long time. The few times that in the last few years that I was up in the Carolinas every beach I visited did not require a Beach Badge.
What replenishment does to the breaks is a total crap shoot. I've seen it improve them and destroy them and everything in between.They just dredged and filled in the beach here. It has been going on for a couple months and they are just about done with the entire island. It has completely destroyed all of the sandbars and there are only a few spots that break now unless there is solid swell in the water. This nor’easter seems to be shifting the sand around quite a bit so hopefully we get some fresh bars out of it.
They typically do it every few years depending on how bad the erosion is from hurricanes or big winter storms. The beach is nice and big now but it has caused a very steep drop off and shorebreak on most of the island. The sand quickly drops from the beach to probably about 5-6 feet deep at high tide. I predict this will be a busy season for our lifeguards due to this.