FIVE KEY ELEMENTS FOR A SUSTAINABLE BEACH NOURISHMENT PROGRAM
AbstractBeach nourishment is increasingly the preferred method for maintaining eroding beaches along developed coasts. Although the goal and outcome are generally the same from place to place-add sand and create a wider beach- the underlying causes of erosion tend to be site-specific (Dean 2002). As a result, beach nourishment performance and longevity fluctuate greatly, often with uncertainty of outcome. To increase the probability of success in projects and drawing from 35 years of experience, the authors apply five key elements at the preliminary design phase, which have enabled development of credible plans at an early stage in each project.
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