CONCRETE BLOCK REVETMENT NEAR BENEDICT, MARYLAND
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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Although the project has been completed for only one year, it has protected the backshore area through several winter storms. Figure 9 shows comparative photos of the area before and during construction, at completion, and one year later. The problem of protecting banks and bluffs in the lower reaches of rivers entering Chesapeake Bay and also those of the bay, has always been difficult since many of such problem areas consist of small parcels of land with summer cottages in individual ownership. Many owners are unable to expend large sums for protection. As a result, requests for a low-cost, do-it-yourself method of shore protection have been numerous. The method outlined herein appears to meet these requirements. This system can no doubt be installed by an owner on a do-it-yourself basis at a cost even lower than the contract price for the protection at Friendship House summer camp.
- Civil Engineering