Beach Erosion Protection Methods: Case Study of Dar City Tanzania

by Jonathan I. Matondo, Univ of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Coastal Tanzania has been experiencing severe beach erosion. Beach erosion is much felt in coastal cities like Dar es Salaam, Tanga etc. Beach erosion in Dar es Salaam has caused damage to property. Several beach erosion protection methods have been implemented in Dar es Salaam. The implemented beach erosion protection techniques are: (a) Groins, (b) Riprap, (c) Combination of groins and riprap, and (d) Cement pipes and stumps. This paper presents an evaluation of the effectiveness of the above beach erosion protection methods. Recommendations for other beach erosion protection methods are also presented.

Subject Headings: Beaches | Erosion | Case studies | Coastal management | Beach protection and nourishment | Developing countries | Groins (structure) | Coastal protection structures | Africa | Tanzania

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