Shore Protection Construction Along the California Coast

by George A. Armstrong, Dep Boating and Waterways, Sacramento, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91


Severe beach, cliff and bluff erosion is occurring along the urban communities on the 1800 miles of ocean, bay and estuarine shoreline of California. This report is an overview of the type of shore protection devices, structural and nonstructural, used to mitigate coastal damage during the past decade and an evaluation is made of their effectiveness. The devices discussed include beach nourishment and the construction of bulkheads, groins, piles and seawalls.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Coastal protection structures | Offshore construction | Beach protection and nourishment | Erosion | Bulkheads | Shoreline protection | Protective structures | California | United States

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