Low Cost Shore Protection - A Guide for Local Government Officials



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United States Army Corps of Engineers


This report is intended for planning, regulatory, and other local government officials whose duties include some involvement in shoreline erosion prevention measures. The discussion is limited to the shorelines of sheltered waters that are not subject to the direct action fo undiminished oceanic waves. These would include bays, sounds, tidal rivers, and the Great Lakes. This report has five sections. The first provides a basic understanding of shoreline processes and the causes of erosion. The second describes a variety of devices as possible solutions. The third provides guidance for selection among the protection alternatives. The fourth outlines permit requirements. And since this report serves only as a introduction, the fifth provides a directory of other sources of help.


103 pages; available for download at the link below.


shoreline processes, coastal erosion, coastal zone management