Erosion Control Measures and Beach Restoration Plan at the Niigata West Coastby Yoichi Aria, Niigata Port Construction Office, Niigata, Japan,
Masataro Tamura, Niigata Port Construction Office, Niigata, Japan,
Abstract: This paper first presents the process of erosion and the history of control measures at the Niigata west coast. The paper further discusses an epoch-making shore protection and beach restoration system first introduced in Japan, and researches conducted in the course of the development of the plan. Niigata's west coast is one of the most seriously eroded beaches in Japan. This paper suggests a new direction in the shore protection and beach restoration planning at such seriously eroded coasts. It is pointed out that, with the adoption of this new system, an eroded coast with low utilization potential may be changed into a safe, full-scale base for marine recreation.
Subject Headings: Coastal management | Erosion | Ecological restoration | Coastal environment | Coastal processes | History | Safety | Beaches | Japan | Asia
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