Accession Number : ADA311234

Title :   Shoreline Protection and Beach Erosion Control Study: An Analysis of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Shore Protection Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Hillyer, Theodore M.

PDF Url : ADA311234

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 363

Abstract : This report presents the results of a study performed by the Army Corps of Engineers in response to a request by the Office of Management and Budget for the Army to analyze the effectiveness of the Federal shore protection program. This report defines the scope of the shore protection program over the period 1950-1993 in terms of the number and types of protective measures, lineal distances of protected shorelines, actual costs and costs updated to 1993, quantities of sand used in restoration and nourishment, and benefits. The report compares estimated against actual costs, quantities of sand and benefits; provides an analysis of Federal programs that are involved in risk management in the coastal zone; the environmental effects of shore protection projects; a discussion of the level of protection afforded by beach projects; and the question of whether or not shore protection projects induce development. Future costs of constructed protects as well as an estimate of projected costs for projects which have a possibility of being constructed in the next fifteen years.

Descriptors :   *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, *ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *BEACH EROSION, *SHORE PROTECTION, LINEAR SYSTEMS, CONTROL, COASTAL REGIONS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, RISK, QUANTITY, SAND, COSTS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, BEACHES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE