Is there enough sand to go around?

Is there enough sand to go around?

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District is renourishing Dewey, Rehoboth, and Bethany beaches, Delaware. Photo source: ©© U.S Army Corps of Engineers.
“Beach nourishment projects like this have become commonplace along the US East and Gulf Coasts. These projects have immediate environmental impacts through burial of nearshore habitat and increased turbidity during project placement.The cumulative environmental impacts of doing this repeatedly on the same beach while conducting projects from Maine to Texas is unknown. But, we should be concerned. ” —Robert S. Young, PhD, Director, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, Professor, Coastal Geology, Western Carolina University

Excerpts;

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…

Read Full Article, Delaware Online

Sand, Rarer Than One Thinks: A UNEP report (GEA-March 2014)

Cemex mine reflects human hunger for sand, California, Monterey County Now (01-14-2016)

Beach work: The billion-dollar question for New Jersey, Shore News Today, (12-26-2015)

Is Beach Renourishment Worth The Money? WWAY News (02-16-2015)

Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Denis Delestrac © 2013.

Coastal erosion needs our attention, South Coast Today (01-04-2016)

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