Coastal Care

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Category: Beach Nourishment

Still Recovering from Sandy, New Jersey Beaches Hit Again with Major Erosion

Still Recovering from Sandy, New Jersey Beaches Hit Again with Major Erosion

Days of gusting wind and pounding surf have caused severe beach erosion in many spots along the Jersey Shore. Many places where protective dunes stood between the ocean and homes, the surf cut large cliffs into the sand, leaving drop-offs up to 10 feet.

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Scientists Foresee Losses as Cities Fight Beach Erosion

Scientists Foresee Losses as Cities Fight Beach Erosion

Beaches are facing off against a changing climate, and they’re losing ground. Literally.

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Beach Erosion Troubles in Sarasota, Fl

Beach Erosion Troubles in Sarasota, Fl

For as long as Roger Barrow can remember, the sand along Lido Key has been on the move.

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In Miami, Worries About Cuba Include Grains of Sand (!)

In Miami, Worries About Cuba Include Grains of Sand (!)

For some, concerns over the tourism threat Cuba poses to Miami have reached the granular level.

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How Your Taxes Help Inflate The Value Of Coastal Properties Threatened By Climate Change

How Your Taxes Help Inflate The Value Of Coastal Properties Threatened By Climate Change

Between 1995 and 2002, the U.S. federal government spent $787 million on beach nourishment and has historically subsidized two-thirds of total nourishment costs to coastal communities. As seas rise and storms surge, replenishment costs rise. Replenishment is a losing battle, and it’s becoming more and more expensive.

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The Changing Carolina Coast: Sand Is Everywhere, Except When It Isn’t

The Changing Carolina Coast: Sand Is Everywhere, Except When It Isn’t

According to a database created by Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, more than $500 million has been spent rebuilding North Carolina’s beaches. Since 1983, we’ve spent about $100 million alone replacing Highway 12, built on the sands of the Outer Banks.

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Croatan Beach Residents Say too Much Dredging Hurts Shoreline, VA

Croatan Beach Residents Say too Much Dredging Hurts Shoreline, VA

The dredging main goal is the same as it is every year: to replace sand and build up dunes on a public beach that gets pummeled by storms nearly every winter.

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Editorial: Beach Replenishment is No Cure-All

Editorial: Beach Replenishment is No Cure-All

What do you do if a beach replenishment project is not working the way it was intended? That is the question facing Sea Bright, NJ, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers these days.

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Something Strange is Happening to Sea Bright’s Beach, NJ

Something Strange is Happening to Sea Bright’s Beach, NJ

A section of the beach, newly widened after Hurricane Sandy, is eroding so fast that fledging dunes can’t take hold to help with storm protection.

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