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Is there enough sand to go around?

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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Blizzard Winds Battered East Coast

Erosion, News
Jan
29

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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El Niño Erosion Leaves Pacifica Apartments On The Brink Of Collapse, Video

Erosion, News
Jan
27

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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Mid-Atlantic coastline flooded by blizzard’s storm surge

Erosion, News
Jan
26

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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Why moving beach sand from Negril matters

Erosion, Inform
Jan
20

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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Readers’ view: natural vegetation helps limit beach erosion

Blog, Erosion, Inform
Jan
19

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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Councils link up in effort to turn tide on coastal erosion in Northern Ireland

Erosion, News
Jan
18

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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El Niño Accelerating Bay Area Beach Erosion, CA

Erosion, News
Jan
17

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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Fairhope continues to fight beach erosion, AL

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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