Hazard Mitigation Efforts in the Ocean City, Maryland Area

by Earl H. Bradley, Jr., Maryland Dep of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Div, Annapolis, MD, USA,
Stanley M. Humphries, Maryland Dep of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Div, Annapolis, MD, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85

Abstract: During a low frequency storm event, there is a considerable hazard along the bay shoreline of Ocean City as a result of high water flowing back over the barrier toward the ocean. The purpose of this paper is to describe the approach taken by the study to identify measures to address such hazards.

Subject Headings: Ocean engineering | Urban areas | Coastal management | Gates (hydraulic) | Natural disasters | Risk management | Shoreline | Bays | Storms | North America | Maryland | United States

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