Coastal Care

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Category: Beach Nourishment

Nags Heads Shoreline Losses A Lot Of Sand, And Money

Nags Heads Shoreline Losses A Lot Of Sand, And Money

Just weeks before the expected completion of a $36 million beach nourishment project, Hurricane Irene may have chewed away as much as 25 percent of the new sand pumped onto the Nags Head shoreline.

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Florida Truncates Eco-Safeguards On Beach Projects

Florida Truncates Eco-Safeguards On Beach Projects

Florida has suspended key protections to reduce or prevent environmental harm and public health risks in rebuilding eroded beaches with dredged materials, according to agency documents posted by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a membership organization of employees in natural resources agencies.

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Nags Head beach nourishment approved

Nags Head beach nourishment approved

With the blessing of a state oversight commission secured last week, the project to nourish Nags Head’s eroded beaches will officially get under way as early as mid-June. The total cost of the project is between $36 million and $37 million

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Beach Renourishment Projects in Doubt

Beach Renourishment Projects in Doubt

On a narrow stretch of Sand Key, Fl., the beach has eroded from months of rushing waves. Tides eat away at the coast, sweeping sand back into the gulf. Unstopped by the shore, water rolls to the seawall, 20 feet from condominiums. Bordered by 825 miles of sandy shoreline, Florida tops the nation in federally funded beach renourishment.

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Topsail Beach Must Sift Shells From New Beach Sand

Topsail Beach Must Sift Shells From New Beach Sand

Shell fragments pumped onto Topsail Beach’s shoreline during the town’s ongoing beach nourishment project are going to have to be removed, an unanticipated project that could cost the town thousands.

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Dredging in South Padre Island, Texas, Leaves Pile of Clay Behind

Dredging in South Padre Island, Texas, Leaves Pile of Clay Behind

When you first arrive at Isla Blanca Beach Park, some might think they are looking at some messy construction going on.

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$21 million Beach Replenishment Plan Moves Forward, Carlsbad Beach, CA

$21 million Beach Replenishment Plan Moves Forward, Carlsbad Beach, CA

The replenishment project is in its second phase. The first was completed in 2001 and placed nearly 2.1 million cubic yards of sand on county beaches.

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Are there any natural beaches remaining in the United States?

Are there any natural beaches remaining in the United States?

Abstract, by Robert Young, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, United States.

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Sydney’s Beach protection attempt may carry price tag of $700m

Sydney’s Beach protection attempt may carry price tag of $700m

Preserving Sydney’s beaches against rising sea levels could cost more than $700 million over the next 50 years and would require the government to reverse its long-standing position regarding offshore sand mining.

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