Coastal Care

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Category: Beach Nourishment

Palm Beach Mid-Town Dredge Project, A Video

Palm Beach Mid-Town Dredge Project, A Video

Aerial video of the Town of Palm Beach, Mid-Town dredge project; with comments courtesy of Robert S. Young, PhD, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, Professor, Coastal Geology, Western Carolina University.

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What Happens When You Bring Sand to the Beach

What Happens When You Bring Sand to the Beach

A homeowners association, in San Diego County, California, claims that a $28.5 million sand-replenishment project has gone wrong. The 450,000 cubic yards of sand taken from offshore sites and placed on less than a mile of coastline created a flood hazard.

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Erosion Creates Dangerous Situation on Waikiki Beach

Erosion Creates Dangerous Situation on Waikiki Beach

Over the past several months severe erosion has caused a concrete slab near the water’s edge at Kuhio Beach to become exposed. Beach erosion in Waikiki has been a problem for decades and has resulted in at least 10 sand replenishment projects since 1939. 300,000 cubic yards of sand has been placed onto Waikiki Beach over the past 77 years.

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Poole Beach Storm Damage Sand Pumping Works Begin

Poole Beach Storm Damage Sand Pumping Works Begin

More than 40,000 cubic metres (1.4m cubic feet) of sand is being pumped on to a Dorset beach to protect nearby homes from storms.

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A Beach Project Built on Sand; By Robert S. Young, PhD

A Beach Project Built on Sand; By Robert S. Young, PhD

Earlier this month, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $207 million plan to dredge millions of tons of sand off the south shore of Long Island and spread it along the beaches and dunes. It is a colossal waste of money and another consequence of the nation’s failure to develop a coherent plan to address the risks from storms faced by states along the eastern seaboard and gulf coast.

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The Army Corps of Engineers Moves Forward With 50-Year Project

The Army Corps of Engineers Moves Forward With 50-Year Project

After more than a decade of work and research, a project report that aims to keep Bogue Banks beaches nourished for the next five decades has been submitted for final comment. The estimated cost for the initial project construction and the reoccurring nourishment projects over the next 50 years is $266,783,000. Since 2001, the project cost the county $2,947,503.

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Beach Erosion Again Exposes Concrete at Kuhio Beach, Hawaii

Beach Erosion Again Exposes Concrete at Kuhio Beach, Hawaii

It was just last October that beach erosion exposed an area of concrete along Kuhio Beach. Nine months later, it has happened again.

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Endless Erosion Battle a Matter of Money

Endless Erosion Battle a Matter of Money

Since the first federal beach renourishment project in 1969, 3 million cubic yards of sand have been pumped back onto the beach, and about $25 million in today’s dollars have been spent on Treasure Island, Florida, alone to fight a natural process that’s been happening for ages on barrier islands, researchers say.

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The Folly Of Poorly Executed Beach Renourishment

The Folly Of Poorly Executed Beach Renourishment

“Folly’s beach $30 million dredging/renourishment project is a fiasco that eclipses the 2009 dredging of live artillery onto the beach during a project in Surf City, N.J…” By journalist Chris Dixon.

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