Many coastal communities have built structures at their beaches and added quantities of sand in contoured designs to combat erosion. Are such beach nourishment projects technically and economically sound? Or are they nothing more than building sand castles, as critics claim?
Beach Nourishment and Protection provides a sound technical basis for decisionmaking, with recommendations regarding the utility of beach nourishment, the appropriate role of federal agencies, responsibility for cost, design methodology, and other issues.
Beach Nourishment and Protection provides insight into the technical, economic, environmental, and policy implications of beach nourishment and protection, with examples and suggested research directions.
Table of Contents
|2 Management Strategies for Shore Protection||27-57|
|3 The Federal Role in Beach Nourishment||58-81|
|4 Beach Nourishment Project Design and Prediction||82-106|
|5 Environmental Issues Associated with Beach Nourishment||107-126|
|7 Conclusions and Recommendations||140-158|
|A Biographical Sketches||159-165|
|B Papers Prepared for this Study||166-166|
|C Prediction of Beach Nourishment Performance||167-188|
|D Design of Beach Nourishment Projects||189-250|
|E Economic Concepts and Issues: Social Costs and Benefits of Beach Nourishment Projects||251-266|
|F Project Construction and Sediment Sources, Transfer, and Placement||267-293|
|G Physical Processes Monitoring||294-310|
|H U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Design Criteria||311-313|
|I Excerpts from Federal Laws Pertaining to Placement of Sand from Channel Maintenance Projects on Beaches||314-316|
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