Breakwater Breakthrough´┐ŻBold New Breakwaters
A new rubble-mound breakwater design is a departure from the conventional approach detailed in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Shore Protection Manual. The new concept, called the berm...

Engineering Aspects of Point Versus Nonpoint Sources of Groundwater Pollution
Pollution of groundwater may occur due to a number of sources. These may be categorized into point and nonpoint sources of contamination. The purpose of this paper is to explore the issues...

Maritime Planning in New Zealand
This paper discusses maritime planning in New Zealand. After giving some background information, it deals with the statutory basis of such planning. It then looks at the Auckland experience,...

Public Access and Waterfront Redevelopment?Making it Happen
Once an abandoned, industrial wasteland and now a recreational showcase, the Ruston Way waterfront is one of Tacoma's premiere attractions. The successful revitalization is...

Coastal Structures and Long Term Shore Migration
Marco Island is a barrier island located on Florida's Gulf coast. Using an aerial photo time series from 1926 to 1981, shoreline migration is examined. Since shore development...

Advanced Identification of Wetlands and Sensitive Aquatic Sites
Region III EPA has implemented advanced identification studies in various locations of its five state area with the majority of the studies focused within the coastal zone. Two such studies...

Wetlands Mapping in the Coastal Zone: Progress Towards a National Digital Data Base
To date approximately 90 percent of the coastal zone of the lower 48 states has been mapped by the National Wetlands Inventory (NWI). A number of Federal and State agencies have expressed...

Restoration of Fisheries Habitat: A Legislative Proposal
There are numerous federal, state, and local laws related to the conservation of coastal habitats. Nevertheless, these valuable resources continue to be degraded and destroyed. One result...

Design of Breakwaters for Hurricane Wave Attack
The breakwaters protecting Port of Haina in the Dominican Republic have been repeatedly damaged by hurricane storm waves. Attempt to repair the destroyed portions have been largely unsuccessful....

St. George Harbor?A Berm Breakwater Solution in Alaska's Bering Sea
The berm breakwater concept is based on the premise that locally available materials should be used in breakwater construction to the largest degree possible. By looking at failure dynamics...

Design Features of the Elliott Bay Marina
The paper presents a summary of the major coastal engineering design features of a new Puget Sound small craft harbor proposed for construction within the City of Seattle. The 1,200 berth...

Construction of Fisherman's Wharf Breakwater
The San Francisco District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers recently completed construction of a breakwater at Fisherman's Wharf. The construction, completed ahead...

Institutional Constraints to Coastal Zone Management: A Case Study of Hawaii (abstract)
The problems that plague Hawaii's coastal zone management are primarily the result of 'institutional' factors, some of them rather unique. These...

Collective Response to Erosion Along the Nigerian Coastline
Natural factors for the rapid coastal erosion include an intense wave climate, a low coastal plain topography, vulnerable sediment or soil characteristics and, the global eustatic rise...

Combating Coastal Pollution in Ghana
Studies conducted along the Gulf of Guinea in Ghana have shown that the coastal environment in some places is polluted. Efforts made to combat this problem have so far not been effective...

Nourishment of San Luis Beach, Galveston Island, TX
It has been proposed that one way of stopping shoreline retreat and protecting the foot of the Galveston Seawall is to nourish the complete length of the beach in front of the Seawall....

Beach Management Planning and Implementation?Collier County, Florida
An essential first step in any management program is the collection of resource information and the compilation of a data base upon which subsequent management decisions can be made. Early...

Local Government Involvement in Coastal Projects
Presented in this paper is a review of the four pronged approach to coastal management utilized by the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, Louisiana. The management program includes...

Shoreline Protection of the East Frisian Islands of Norderney and Langeoog
The seven East Frisian Islands protect as a natural barrier chain a part of the German coastline. In order to protect the health and bathing resorts against erosion, people constructed...

Shoreline Erosion Protection and Beach Nourishment
More than 40 percent of our national shoreline, excluding Alaska, is undergoing severe erosion. Structural measures including bulkheads, seawalls, revetments, groins, offshore breakwaters,...

 

 

 

 

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