Vanishing Beaches: Erosion Control & Public Policy

by Dick Holmberg, Erosion Control Systems Inc, Whitehall, MI, USA,
Herbert Garfinkel, Erosion Control Systems Inc, Whitehall, MI, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85


Currents, often remotely situated, divert the littoral supply which normally ensures a positive balance among factors preserving natural beach configurations. Artificial structures such as jetties create disruptive currents. Environmentally and ecologically harmonious methods for controlling shoreline erosion and for restoring the natural environment are now available. Successful restoration of beaches and dunelands has resulted from low profile filtration systems in installations designed for specific sites.

Subject Headings: Ecological restoration | Beaches | Erosion | Public policy | Littoral drift | Beach profiles | Coastal management | Littoral zones

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