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Too Much Sand: A Problem For Oregon Coastal Communities

Some homeowners in Bayshore, Oregon, have to shovel out their driveways on windy days. (Chris Lehman, Northwest News Network)
Some homeowners in Bayshore, Oregon, have to shovel out their driveways on windy days. (Chris Lehman, Northwest News Network)

Many people like to visit the coast to enjoy long walks on the beach. But when the sand on the beach threatens to overrun your house and your driveway, it might not seem quite so idyllic anymore.

Some Oregon coastal communities want to form a new type of governmental agency just to deal with the problem of too much sand. Chris Lehman from Here & Now contributor Northwest News Network in Oregon has the story.

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