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

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

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Beach Nourishment Engineering and Management Considerations


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: Sandy soils | Beach protection and nourishment | Sand (hydraulic) | Coastal management | Project management | Permits | Laws and regulations | Florida | United States

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