Beach Erosional Hot Spots: Types, Causes, and Solutions
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB
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An Erosion Hot Spot EHS is an area with high erosion rate as compared to the adjacent beach or to expectations for the behavior of the beach. EHSs located adjacent to inlets can compromise beach nourishment performance or performance of the site as a placement area for beach-quality dredged material. This Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note CHETN discusses the types, causes, and example solutions of EHSs as well as measures that can be taken to prevent or cope with the erosion in an effective way. Possible types of EHSs are extended to cover geologic or regional scales.
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