Rebuilding an Island

by Greg Brouwer, Associate Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2002, Vol. 72, Issue 6, Pg. 54-61

Document Type: Feature article


Following centuries of rising sea levels and pounding waves, almost all of Poplar Island had, by the 1990s, been lost to erosion in the Chesapeake Bay. Today the land is on its way back, thanks to an innovative approach to reclamation.

Subject Headings: Land reclamation | Islands | Seas and oceans | Innovation | Erosion | Bays

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