Tag Archives: coastal infrastructure

Coastal erosion abatement? It happened.

An interesting case in Newburyport, MA sees a handful of homes receiving 15% property tax abatements for loss of property and the “environmental stigma” of eroding shorelines. “the evidence reflects that conditions on or reported about severe erosion on Plum … Continue reading

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What’s the erosion forecast?

Safer levees and bridges thanks to new erosion and scour detector. Development and testing is proceeding on a new device that can measure the potential for erosion and scour in subsurface soils without ever having to excavate and remove a … 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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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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