Biological Effects of Beach Restoration on the Florida Gulf Coast
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB
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Beach restoration with dredged material can provide a means of counteracting beach erosion in some coastal areas. Therefore, the Corps is presently using this method to solve coastal erosion problems. As an Environmental Impact Statement is required for these projects, the Corps is having to answer many environmental questions about the effects of beach restoration. At present, available information is needed to substantiate the required evaluations. Studies at Panama City Beach, Florida Culter and Mahadevan, 1981 and Saloman, Naughton and Taylor, 1981 and Treasure Island, Florida Saloman, 1974 and Taylor Biological Company, 1978 provide guidance for the planning of beach restoration projects along the Florida gulf coast and evaluating its potential biological impact see Location Map.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography