Surfing in / Erosion
The sand we spread our towels on in visits to the Delaware beach towns was once at the bottom of the sea, before engineers pumped it onto the shoreline in a wave of beach replenishment projects.
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When a nor’easter came barreling through the Mid-Atlantic in late January 2016, it brought remarkably strong winds and a formidable storm surge, that led to flooding and significant erosion along beaches and barrier islands.
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Erosion blamed on El Niño rains is tearing away at the cliffs of Pacifica, just outside San Francisco, California. Drone footage shows how volatile the situation is, and how close to the literal edge some apartments are.
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While the snow piled up in the Washington region, the ocean raged on the coast. For three high tides, the storm known as Snowzilla thrust a hurricane-like surge of water into the coast, producing historic flooding.
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Jamaica is suffering from beach erosion in many places because we have damaged the natural features and processes that build and maintain beaches. When you remove sand from one area of the coastline to the next, you reduce the sand budget in the source area.
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There is little doubt that removal of natural vegetation leads to increased soil erosion and this is particularly true when beach vegetation is removed.
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Coastal councils are combining to combat the problem of Northern Ireland’s shrinking shoreline. Stunning new photographs and drone footage, taken almost a year apart, show the huge storm damage and erosion caused at Lagg beach in Inishowen, Co Donegal.
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Each El Niño system that moves through the Bay Area represents an uncertain future for some people living along the coast in Pacifica, where residents say they’ve noticed a huge difference in the shoreline this winter. Typical erosion rates could double during an active El Niño year, coastal experts warn.
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After a major beach replenishment effort in 2014, the city of Fairhope continues to fight erosion problems. The beach near the Pier Street boat ramp is losing about 10 percent of its sand each year. For the second year in a row, tons of sand have been lost at the public beach south of Pier Street. It’s an ongoing battle with Mother Nature.
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