- beach nourishment
- human replenishment of depleted beaches using material from land pits or dredged deposits. Beach material may be allowed to move by longshore drift before being returned to where it started.
Geography Dictionary & Glossary for Students \\ ITS Tutorial School (ITS) - Hong Kong.
Look at other dictionaries:
Beach nourishment — is a complementary term that describes a process by which sediment (usually sand) lost through longshore drift or erosion is replaced on a beach. It involves the transport of the nourishment material from one area to the affected area. This… … Wikipedia
Beach — A beach is a geological landform along the shoreline of a body of water. It usually consists of loose particles which are often composed of rock, such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles, or cobble. The particles of which the beach is composed can… … Wikipedia
Goleta Beach — The beach is occasionally closed due to nourishment efforts.Elementslough and wetlandsGoleta Slough is a nearby tidal estuary that empties into the Pacific Ocean. The slough drains the Goleta Valley and watershed, and receives the water of all of … Wikipedia
Ocean Beach Public Policy — Ocean Beach is a beach that runs along the west coast of San Francisco, California, United States, at the Pacific Ocean. It is adjacent to Golden Gate Park, the Richmond District and the Sunset District. The Great Highway runs alongside the beach … Wikipedia
Pocket beach — is usually a small beach, between two headlands. In an idealized setting, there is very little or no exchange of sediment between the pocket beach and the adjacent shorelines. Pocket beaches can be natural or artificial. Many natural pocket… … Wikipedia
Coastal management — This article is about coastal management aimed to prevent erosion and flooding. For broader management issues, see Integrated coastal zone management. Oosterscheldekering sea wall, the Netherlands. In some jurisdictions the terms sea defense and… … Wikipedia
Coastal development hazards — A coastal development hazard can be defined as the likelihood of an event or incident occurring multiplied by the seriousness of the event or incident if it occurred. The seriousness is controlled by how vulnerable the adversely affected party… … Wikipedia
Coastal sediment supply — is the transport of sediment to the beach environment by both fluvial and aeolian transport. While aeolian transport plays a role in the overall sedimentary budget for the coastal environment, it is paled in comparison to the fluvial supply which … Wikipedia
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works controversies — Many of the Corps of Engineers civil works projects have been characterized as being riddled with patronage (see pork barrel) or a waste of money and resources (see boondoggle (project)) such as the New Madrid Floodway Project… … Wikipedia
Water Resources Development Act of 1986 — The Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (WRDA 1986) is part of USPL|99|662, a series of acts enacted by Congress of the United States on November 17, 1986. [ [http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi bin/bdquery/D?d099:1:./temp/ bdVNjS:@@@D summ2=m… … Wikipedia