Managing Shoreline Changes in the Presence of Nearshore Shoal Migration and Attachment

by Timothy W. Kana, RPI Coastal Science Inc, Columbia, SC, USA,
Mark L. Williams, RPI Coastal Science Inc, Columbia, SC, USA,
David Stevens, RPI Coastal Science Inc, Columbia, SC, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to describe these events in detail and illustrate the need for better understanding of erosion/deposition patterns around tidal inlets. Periodic beach surveys and sediment budgets provided the means to formulate cost-effective solutions. Two years after the problem was identified at Isle of Palms, the beach has been restored well beyond its preexisting condition, principally through the natural addition of sand.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Ecological restoration | Erosion | Tides | Inlets (waterway) | Sand (hydraulic) | Shoals | Beaches

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