Beach Erosion Proposal

BEACH EROSION PROPOSAL 5

BeachErosion Proposal

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BeachErosion Proposal

Theproposal concerns the effects of the rise of sea level and theretreatment of the County shoreline in U.S. The cause of the beacherosion was the Hurricane Claudette that wiped out the sand in 2003.The Biggs County Parks Department has proposed on how to solve theimpacts of beach erosion through the failure of the previous yearlydune restoration project. The previous project involved theplantation of Christmas trees for sand compartment in order torebuild the dunes. Beach erosion has hindered the economic growth anddevelopment along the shoreline, particularly on offshore and rivercatchments.

Theproject will involve the measures on how to minimize or eliminate thebeach erosion in the shoreline of the county. The main goal of theproposing the project is to restore the displaced people to theresidential areas and allow economic growth and development along theaffected areas. Many of the business can be established in thereclaimed eroded beaches, therefore, benefiting the residents and thecounty in general.

Thethree suggested measures I approve in solving the problem of beacherosion in Bigg County include replenishment of the beach,establishing seawalls and building of groins and jetties.Replenishment of the beach is the best measure to take since itinvolves pumping of sand onto the beach in order to build the formerdunes, as well as the upper beach. The US government cannot affordthe cost of replenishing the entire beach to a depth of forty feet.The only option the government should do is to cover the upper sideof the beach and create a steep beach. The sand will be pumped fromthe lagoon, the shelf or a pit on the close island. In the case offurther beach erosions, it is refilled with the natural existing sandfrom the mentioned areas.

Jettiesand groins are the walls to be built at a right angle to theshoreline. The aim of building a jetty will be to prevent sand fromdegrading into a ship channel whereas groins will be built with theintention of trapping the sand flowing in the surf-zone current (U.S. Government Printing Office, 2010). The groins will be made ofsteel and concrete to long lasting time. Both jetties and groins actas sand trappers.

Thefinal measure is to construct the seawalls. The walls will be builtparallel to the shoreline and are important especially during theimpact if a tidal cycle. The seawall will increase the strength ofthe long-shore currents, therefore, hastening the removal of thebeach (Williams, 2002). The seawall will also be suitable inpreventing the beach from the havoc wrought caused by hurricanes. Thecosts of establishing and maintaining the beach using the suggestedmethods are appropriate in saving the properties that could be lostthrough beach erosion.

Criteria

  • Identifying and confirming beach erosion as a problem.

  • Identifying, confirming and quantifying the cause of erosion and ensuring implementation of the measure are well discussed and analyzed.

  • Understand, the features and key processes of system boundaries and coastal dynamics causing the problem

  • Determining the measure options and implementing them using appropriate design, building and maintenance by carefully evaluating the impacts on adjacent shores.

  • Consideration of the equilibrium between the costs of the options with their respective benefits.

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References

Schwartz,M. L. (2005). Encyclopediaof coastal science.Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer.

U.S. Government Printing Office. (2010). Codeof Federal Regulations, Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters,Pt. 200-End, Revised as of July 1, 2010.United States Govt Printing Office.

Williams,G. (2002). UnitedStates code, 2000, title 32: National guard to title 37, pay andallowances of the.S.l.: U S Govt Printing Office.