Coastline changes; Hanalei, Kauai

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Coastal erosion. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


A wall of tangled roots separates the park at Black Pot from the beach, and the erosion has drastically changed the beach from six months ago.

While geologists say shifting sands aren’t unusual, it’s a prediction of what could be coming in the next few decades and scientists say long-term studies of the area are necessary…

Read Full Article, The Garden Island (12-28-2017)

Authorities seek fixes to unprecedented erosion at Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii News Now (12-21-2017)

Erosion creates dangerous cliff conditions on Oahu’s North Shore; KHON2 (12-17-2017)

70 Percent of Beaches Eroding On Hawaiian Islands Kauai, Oahu, and Maui, USGS (05-08-2012)

Doubling of Coastal Erosion by Mid-Century in Hawai’i, Science Daily (03-24-2015)
Chronic erosion dominates the sandy beaches of Hawai’i, causing beach loss as it damages homes, infrastructure, and critical habitat. Researchers have long understood that global sea level rise will affect the rate of coastal erosion. However, new research indicates that coastal erosion of Hawai’i’s beaches may double by mid-century…

Living on the shores of Hawaii: natural hazards, the environment, and our communities, A book by Chip Fletcher; Robynne Boyd, William J. Neal and Virginia Tice.


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