Accession Number : ADA112548

Title :   Low Cost Shore Protection: A Guide for Engineers and Contractors.

Corporate Author : GAI CONSULTANTS INC MONROEVILLE PA

PDF Url : ADA112548

Report Date : 31 Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 175

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to familiarize engineers and contractors with various established methods of low cost shore protection. Low cost simply means that the various measures are commensurate with the value of individual residential or commercial properties. The total cost of implementation will vary with the different alternatives, but in all cases, there should be a suitable (and affordable) range of solutions. The methods described in this report are usually appropriate for use only in sheltered waters. That is, they are generally not intended for open coast sites where they would be exposed to the undiminished attack of large oceanic waves.

Descriptors :   *Shores, *Protection, Water erosion, Beach erosion, Prevention, Structures, Low costs, Walls, Revetments, Breakwaters, Beaches, Filling, Vegetation, Handbooks

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE