Vanishing Beaches: Erosion Control & Public Policyby Dick Holmberg, Erosion Control Systems Inc, Whitehall, MI, USA,
Herbert Garfinkel, Erosion Control Systems Inc, Whitehall, MI, USA,
Abstract: 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 | Coastal management | Littoral drift | Beaches | Erosion | Littoral zones | Jetties
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