Environmental Impacts on a Beach Nourishment Borrow Area, Manatee County, Florida

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by Douglas Rosen, US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Beach Nourishment Engineering and Management Considerations:

Abstract: The author describes how environmental restraints affected a beach nourishment project in Manatee County, Florida. The project's principal sand source contained 24 million cubic yards of sand suitable for beach nourishment. The final design identified 4 million cubic yards of sand available, just enough for initial construction on the project's required 2.6 million cubic yards. The reduction in quantity of sand available was directly related to constraints imposed to qualify for state environmental permits.

Subject Headings: Beach nourishment | Environmental issues | Sandy soils | Sand (hydraulic) | Coastal management | Permits | Construction management | North America | Florida | United States

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