An Update on Corps of Engineers Activities Along the California Coastby Donald J. Palladino, US Army Corps of Engineers, South, Pacific Div, San Francisco, CA, USA,
George W. Domurat, US Army Corps of Engineers, South, Pacific Div, San Francisco, CA, USA,
Abstract: Preservation of shorelines around the nation has assumed dramatic importance for the Corps of Engineers and is exemplified by the early attention focused on California's beaches. Federal interest in beach erosion first occurred in 1930 when Congress authorized the Secretary of War to conduct investigations to devise effective means of controlling erosion caused by currents and waves. The South Pacific Division of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has been on the leading edge of many new and innovative coastal studies addressing the problems of shoreline erosion, beach protection and coastal navigation.
Subject Headings: Beaches | Coastal environment | Ocean waves | Erosion | Coastal management | Shoreline | Federal government | United States Army Corps of Engineers | North America | California | United States
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