Is Beach Renourishment Worth The Money?

Posted In Beach Nourishment, News
Feb
16

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Beach re-nourishment, Goleta Beach, California. Photo source: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Surf, sand and sun are big draws for southeastern North Carolina. In fact, our beaches keep much of our economy afloat, but they take a lot of maintenance…

“Now, we have hundreds of thousands of people living at the coastline, and so no matter what you do, you’re increasing the threat…”

Read Full Article and View News Video, WWAY News

Waikiki Beach Eroding Less Than A Year After $2.2M Sand Restoration, Pacific Business News (01-24-2013)
A section of Hawaii’s famed Waikiki Beach is starting to erode, less than a year after the completion of a $2.2 million project to replenish the sand on about 1,730 feet of shoreline that had been suffering from chronic erosion.

The Folly Of Poorly Executed Beach Renourishment, The Post And Courier (05-06-2014)

Endless Erosion Battle a Matter of Money, The St Petersburg Tribune (07-21-2014)

Palm Beach Mid-Town Dredge Project, A Video (02-04-2015)

A Beach Project Built on Sand; By Robert S. Young, PhD, in The New York Times (08-22-2014)

From Coast To Coast, Vanity Fair (07-23-2013)
At opposite ends of the country, two of America’s most golden coastal enclaves are waging the same desperate battle against erosion…

“North Carolina: The Beaches Are Moving,” A Video featuring Orrin Pilkey, PhD
World famous coastal geologist Orrin H. Pilkey takes us to the beach and explains why erosion has become a problem…

North Carolina Should Move With Nature on Coast, News Observer (01-05-2015)

We Need to Retreat From the Beach, An Op Ed by Orrin H. Pilkey

Let’s Talk About Sand: Denis Delestrac At TEDxBarcelona
Denis Delestrac latest feature documentary, “Sand Wars” is an epic eco-thriller that takes the audience around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: we are running out of sand! In this TEDxBarcelona talk, he explains us where sand comes from and where it ends up…

” The Last Beach,” a book by Orrin H. Pilkey And J. Andrew G. Cooper
“In The Last Beach, the authors describe the top five threats to beaches around the world. Even a quick overview of these threats suggests a strategy for confronting the degradation and loss of beaches. It’s no surprise that a comprehensive, long-term beach protection strategy requires significant changes to our economic system, a system that has overdeveloped and polluted beaches to the extent that they have become unhealthy places to swim or even play in the sand…”—Countercurrents

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