Coastal Care

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Category: Beach Nourishment

Money and sand: will there be enough for New Jersey’s beaches?

Money and sand: will there be enough for New Jersey’s beaches?

Beach replenishment is costly and exacts a heavy toll on the environment, depleting underwater ridges that are home to a broad variety of sea life. Skeptics questioned how the state and Army Corps of Engineers can commit to spending nearly $2 billion in beach replenishment through the mid 21st century.

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Hermine’s beach erosion still a problem for some Jersey Shore towns

Hermine’s beach erosion still a problem for some Jersey Shore towns

Tropical Storm Hermine may be long gone, but some Shore towns in New Jersey are still feeling the effects and planning for future storms.

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Looking to Holland to find more sand for Galveston Island, Texas

Looking to Holland to find more sand for Galveston Island, Texas

For years, sand has been returned to eroded beaches and dunes on Galveston Island by bulldozers and backhoes at a cost of millions of dollars. Now, a new idea: let Mother Nature do the work.

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Sand scarcity hits Mumbai’s first artificial beach project

Sand scarcity hits Mumbai’s first artificial beach project

The plan for Mumbai’s first artificial beach off Marine Drive faces a challenge due to huge shortage of sand.

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Marine life dwindles after beach renourishment at Folly Beach, SC

Marine life dwindles after beach renourishment at Folly Beach, SC

In what’s considered the first study of its kind in South Carolina, a state scientific report says two beach renourishment projects had a long-lasting effect on bugs, small shellfish and worms that lived in areas where offshore-sand mining occurred at Folly Beach.

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Coastal geologist criticizes beach renourishment efforts

Coastal geologist criticizes beach renourishment efforts

“The federal government should rethink the wisdom of spending money to renourish beaches as sea levels rise and coastal property in the Carolinas and other places becomes increasingly vulnerable,” said Rob Young, a coastal geologist who heads the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at WCU.

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Despite millions spent on sand, Presque Isle in danger of splitting in two

Despite millions spent on sand, Presque Isle in danger of splitting in two

The Lake Erie peninsula is in danger of breaking in two, despite millions of taxpayer dollars spent trying to preserve it.

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Bill Marks Shoals as Sources for Beach Sand, NC

Bill Marks Shoals as Sources for Beach Sand, NC

Senate leaders hit the brakes last week on a fast-moving set of amendments to state environmental laws with several coastal-related provisions, including one that would for the first time target North Carolina’s three great capes as a sources of sand for beach re-nourishment.

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Shifting sand differs on developed, undeveloped beaches; Georgia

Shifting sand differs on developed, undeveloped beaches; Georgia

Natural and undeveloped beaches should not be armored or modified with “nourishment,” as the sand-sharing system moves deposits from dune to beach in storms and back again. Normally following storms, beach sands are gradually returned to reform dunes.

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