Coastal Care

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Category: Shoreline Armoring

CoastLine: Are Terminal Groins Key to the Expensive Problem of Shoreline Management?

CoastLine: Are Terminal Groins Key to the Expensive Problem of Shoreline Management?

Terminal groins are hardened structures designed to control the movement of sand and (attempt to) slow erosion on beaches.

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Indian Trail Beach Erosion Project Moving Forward, MA

Indian Trail Beach Erosion Project Moving Forward, MA

Sagamore Beach residents approved a mitigation project, consisting of building a revetment wall at the base of the eroding cliff, along with a stabilization system. Opponents said erosion is nature’s way of replenishing the shore. A revetment wall would block the natural flow of sand down the cliff, with the beach eventually being washed away.

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North Carolina Should Move With Nature on Coast

North Carolina Should Move With Nature on Coast

Sandbags can’t hold back the sea. Neither will a state policy allowing “terminal groins,” barriers of rock and steel that run perpendicular to the shore in a futile effort to make a shifting coastline stable.

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Leaves Versus Tides

Leaves Versus Tides

Salt marshes are the unsung heroes of coastal flood protection. These flat expanses of wild plants grow in muddy channels and creeks, flooded and drained by the tides. Only special types of plants can tolerate this briny environment.

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Walls Around our Coastal Cities? By Gary Griggs

Walls Around our Coastal Cities? By Gary Griggs

“Walls Around our Coastal Cities?” is an article from “Our Ocean Backyard- Collected Essays, ” a book by Gary Griggs.

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Kiawah Developer Denied Permits for Capt. Sam’s Spit Sea Walls, SC

Kiawah Developer Denied Permits for Capt. Sam’s Spit Sea Walls, SC

The South Carolina’s Supreme Court has ruled against granting a permit for a sea wall and revetment on Capt. Sam’s Spit – the wildlife-rich, 150-acre spit that is a prized piece of disappearing natural coast.

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Erosion Worsens at Topsail North Beach, NC

Erosion Worsens at Topsail North Beach, NC

Ongoing efforts to address erosion at the north end of Topsail Island took on more urgency this week after a weekend storm pounded the shoreline.

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Seawall ‘Option’ Won’t Wash

Seawall ‘Option’ Won’t Wash

Hard erosion control devices aren’t generally allowed on South Carolina beaches, and with good reason. Here’s why: Seawalls actually can accelerate erosion, often on adjacent property.

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“Seawalls Kill Beaches,” Open Letters by Warner Chabot And Rob Young

“Seawalls Kill Beaches,” Open Letters by Warner Chabot And Rob Young

A report and open letter from coastal geologists Warner Chabot and Rob Young, presented to the Ocean Protection Council (OPC) meeting in Sacramento, held on August 26th, 2014.

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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