Coastal Care

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Category: Beach Nourishment

Army Corps Beach Erosion Fix Would Cost $43.4M

Army Corps Beach Erosion Fix Would Cost $43.4M

The Army Corps of Engineers said it will be expensive to fix beach erosion problems along Flagler County’s shoreline, Florida.

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Along Jersey Shore, Towns Build Sandcastle Dunes

Along Jersey Shore, Towns Build Sandcastle Dunes

The hills of sand are supposed to act as fortresses that protect Jersey Shore communities from the ravages of the sea. But unless the sand can be stabilized by vegetation, one municipal engineer said, “They disappear like children’s sand castles at the end of the day.”

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The Fickleness of Sand

The Fickleness of Sand

Beach sand is a fickle thing. It gets pushed around by winds and waves, and you can never tell with any certainty where it will end up, despite the best engineering and intentions.

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Computer Model to Help Managers with Renourishment Decisions?

Computer Model to Help Managers with Renourishment Decisions?

Since the first project of its kind in the U.S. at Coney Island, N.Y., in 1922, coastal managers have used beach nourishment – essentially importing sand to replace sediment lost through storms or erosion – to restore damaged beaches, but it is laborious and expensive.

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Dredging Plan Ignites New Sand Skirmish

Dredging Plan Ignites New Sand Skirmish

The latest skirmish in the ongoing Sand Wars is being waged on unfamiliar terrain and pits a new opponent against an unusual alliance of adversaries.

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Coastal Erosion Sparks ‘Sand Wars’ In New England

Coastal Erosion Sparks ‘Sand Wars’ In New England

It’s the time of year our neighbors who live near the ocean fear the most. It’s the winter when storms pound our coast and steal tons of sand from our beaches. And the bigger problem is that available beach sand is becoming hard to find.

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Sand Moved To Cover Waikiki Beach Erosion Swept Away, Video

Sand Moved To Cover Waikiki Beach Erosion Swept Away, Video

Just a day after crews tackled an erosion problem at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki, half of the sand they brought in was washed away, according to city officials.

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Gilgo Beach Dune Erosion Filled With Sand

Gilgo Beach Dune Erosion Filled With Sand

Construction workers using heavy machinery filled a football-field sized hole the Atlantic Ocean eroded from a recently built man-made dune in Gilgo Beach over the weekend, threatening Ocean Parkway.

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Sand Shortage Leaves South Florida Beaches Vulnerable to Erosion

Sand Shortage Leaves South Florida Beaches Vulnerable to Erosion

Some of South Florida’s most popular beaches will be particularly vulnerable to erosion and major damage if the state experiences a series of hurricanes, as it did in 2004 and 2005, because officials have run out of an important material: sand.

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