Accession Number : ADA112531

Title :   Low Cost Shore Protection. A Property Owner's Guide.

Corporate Author : GAI CONSULTANTS INC MONROEVILLE PA

PDF Url : ADA112531

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 156

Abstract : This report has four main objectives: to acquaint you with the actual shoreline processes at work; to explain available alternatives; to review the entire decision process leading to an appropriate choice from among available options; and to identify sources of additional help. Discussion is limited to sheltered waters where low cost, owner-implemented shore protection can be successful. Application to open coast sites experiencing the full force of oceanic waves is nnot intended, and those who do so should realize the considerable chances for failure. Applications of low cost methods to open coast sites are definitely not recommended. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has produced this report as a public service. While the methods described herein have been successfully utilized to slow or arrest erosion problems, no method is successful in all cases. Therefore, the government cannot guarantee that any method described in this report will be successful in your case.

Descriptors :   *Soil erosion, *Shores, *Soil conservation, Low costs, Protection, Beaches, Land use, Housing(Dwellings), Water erosion, Relocation, Structural engineering, Bulkheads, Revetments, Breakwaters, Traps, Earth fills, Vegetation, Control systems, Infiltration(Fluids), Slope, Cost effectiveness, Army Corps of Engineers

Subject Categories : Agricultural Engineering
      Civil Engineering
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE