Number of the Day: $882 billion

April 26, 2013 | Number of The Day

Together with the federal government, New Jersey has spent $882 billion replenishing its beaches as of 2012, according to the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at West Carolina University. The program monitors beach nourishment projects and has catalogued them going back at least 75 years.

There have been 313 replenishment projects in New Jersey, 161 million cubic yards of sand over 883,380 feet of land. And that doesn’t count the restoration projects due to Hurricane Sandy.