Accession Number:

ADA614327

Title:

Sand Stabilization with American Beachgrass on the North and Middle Atlantic and Great Lakes Coasts

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Foredunes function as a reservoir of sand to nourish eroding beaches during storms, and as a levee to prevent the inland penetration of waves and storm surges. Dunes are often created and maintained by the action of beach grasses which trap and hold wind-blown sand. Erosion will occur if this vegetation is damaged as by drought, disease, over-grazing, or waves during severe storms. Damaged or destroyed dune systems can usually be restored by planting beach grasses.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE