Beach work: The billion-dollar question for New Jersey

Beach work: The billion-dollar question for New Jersey

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Mantoloking, NJ. Aerial pictures of New Jersey’s coast, after superstorm Sandy devastated the area. Photo courtesy of: © Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) / WCU

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Restoring eroded beaches was a billion-dollar problem in New Jersey even before Sandy.

Towns have added sand to beaches for generations, yet sand drifts. So if a town manages to keep a beach in place on one block, chances are the beach on another block will erode twice as quickly…

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More Than $1B Spent Replenishing N.J. Beaches Over Past 30 Years, NJ Online (10-16-2015)

Still Recovering from Sandy, New Jersey Beaches Hit Again with Major Erosion, The Morning Call (10-06-2015)

Coastal Barrier Resources System: Testimony of Robert S. Young, PhD (04-07-2014)

Barrier islands and sea-level rise, By Orrin H. Pilkey, Professor Emeritus of Earth Science at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment (09-05-2010)

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

How Your Taxes Help Inflate The Value Of Coastal Properties Threatened By Climate Change, ThinkProgress (06-05-2015)

Scientists Foresee Losses as Cities Fight Beach Erosion, Climate Central (09-14-2015)

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

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