Local Financing for Beach Nourishment at Captiva Island, Florida

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by Steven P. Giannino, Tetra Tech Inc, Arlington, VA, USA,
Richard W. Stevens, Tetra Tech Inc, Arlington, VA, USA,
George M. Watts, Tetra Tech Inc, Arlington, VA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85:

Abstract: About 200 miles of the 780 miles of recreational beach in Florida are in a critical state of erosion. Local financing of beach restoration offers a viable funding alternative for communities faced with critical erosion problems. This paper concerns a proposed locally funded beach nourishment project for Captiva Island, Florida and discusses the general design and engineering aspects of the project as well as the plan for financing.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Beach nourishment | Financing | Islands | Erosion | Ecological restoration | Water-based recreation | Beaches | North America | Florida | United States

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