Mitigating Shore Erosion along Sheltered Coasts

Mitigating Shore Erosion along Sheltered Coasts

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Like ocean beaches, sheltered coastal areas experience land loss from erosion and sea level rise. In response, property owners often install hard structures such as bulkheads as a way to prevent further erosion, but these structures cause changes in the coastal environment that alter landscapes, reduce public access and recreational opportunities, diminish natural habitats, and harm species that depend on these habitats for shelter and food. Mitigating Shore Erosion Along Sheltered Coasts recommends coastal planning efforts and permitting policies to encourage landowners to use erosion control alternatives that help retain the natural features of coastal shorelines.U.S. Army Corps of Engineering, Water Resources Support Center, Alexandria, Virginia. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). 2000. Coastal Engineering Manual. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, Vicksburg, anbsp;...

Title:Mitigating Shore Erosion along Sheltered Coasts
Author:Committee on Mitigating Shore Erosion along Sheltered Coasts, Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2007-04-04


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