Accession Number:

AD0730351

Title:

National Shoreline Study. Shore Protection Guidelines.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

The publication is a general guideline for those interested in suitable and economical methods of shore protection. It is of value to those who require information on forces affecting a specific shore area. The information is general in nature. It is of particular interest of officials to avoid approving inadequate measures which appear inexpensive but prove costly for long-range planning. It aids in selecting the best plan for the required protection. Shore processes and natural protective features are stressed for the property owner, along with the hazards of building in a fluctuating zone. It is necessary to regard the beach area as much a part of the sea as of the land and realize that inundation depends on beach dimensions relative to the intensity of water motion to which it is subjected. Natural protective features and coastal structures enhance the shoreline and prevent erosion. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE