Category Archives: sediment management

Woods Hole Group nourishment project nominated for “Best of the Best Restored Beaches”

Last year, Menauhant Beach – a nourishment project designed and permitted by Woods Hole Group for the Town of Falmouth – was among the winners of the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association’s (ASBPA) annual “Best Restored Beaches” contest. This … Continue reading

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Competition photo reveals Europe’s worst coastal erosion

At approximately 6.5 ft/yr average long-term annual erosion, this stretch of the British coast is disappearing fast… Continue reading

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Post-Irene Report

I love Irene, God knows I do I’ll love her till the seas run dry And if Irene turns her back on me I’d take morphine and die Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene I’ll see you in … Continue reading

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Top 20 endangered beaches in MA

Is your favorite beach eroding?  Is it losing ground to sea-level rise and coastal storms?  Many beaches in Massachusetts are eroding, but we wanted to know – which beaches are eroding the fastest? The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management … Continue reading

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What happens to a nourished beach in a storm?

A nourished beach is a carefully designed engineering project with many positive synergistic effects, not a simple dump of sand on the berm.  Unfortunately, many projects are perceived to have failed in a storm only because the dynamics and intent … Continue reading

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Beach nourishment does more

If you head to the beach this summer, you may encounter areas of our coast that have experienced severe erosion.  What can be done to restore beaches?  Well, some of the sand that has been stripped from the beach by … Continue reading

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Beach and dune restoration completed on Martha’s Vineyard

Earlier this year, we reported progress on a beach and dune restoration project on Martha’s Vineyard.  A unique and productive public private partnership has evolved since project commencement in 2007, resulting in a regional nourishment project for county, town and … Continue reading

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Possible erosion fix in the works | CapeCodOnline.com

Possible erosion fix in the works | CapeCodOnline.com. Cape officials are looking for help for their rapidly disappearing beaches from the very source of the problem — the ocean. At a meeting earlier this week, officials from across the Cape … Continue reading

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Littoral cells delineated for Cape Cod

The Woods Hole Sea Grant (WHSG) and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension (CCCE) recently released a Longshore Sediment Transport report for Cape Cod.  This is a useful report for the public , coastal managers, conservation commissions, and landowners in that it … Continue reading

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Shifting sands threaten Rhode Island beaches (The Providence Journal)

Coastal erosion is a natural process.  Beaches typically erode in response to high energy winter waves, and then build up (accrete) again with the lapping summer waves.  In unaltered conditions, longshore transport also carries sand from sources to sinks within … Continue reading

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