Accession Number : AD0778733

Title :   Ecological Monitoring of Beach Erosion Control Projects, Broward County, Florida, and Adjacent Areas.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,


Personal Author(s) : Courtenay,Walter R. , Jr. ; Harrema,David J. ; Thompson,M. John ; Azzinaro,William P. ; van Montfrans,Jacques

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : Ecological monitoring of algae, invertebrates, and fishes was conducted in the southeast Florida coast in connection with offshore dredging and beach nourishment projects. The Pompano Beach to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea segment of the Broward County Beach Erosion Control Project was surveyed from 3 August 1970 to 1 September 1972. No adverse ecological effects can be attributed to this beach restoration project. A community beach nourishment project at Hallandale, Broward County, was studied from 28 August 1971 to 1 September 1972. Damage to reefs near borrow areas from sedimentation and physical destruction by dredging equipment was found. Three other study areas, Dania Beach and Deerfield Beach in Broward County, and South Lake Worth (Boynton) Inlet in Palm Beach County were surveyed from 30 October 1971 to 1 September 1972. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Ecology, *Coastal regions, Florida, Beaches, Erosion, Control, Invertebrates, Algae, Fishes, Sand, Damage, Offshore, Construction

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE