ABSTRACT

Coastal Management Solutions to Natural Hazards   [open pdf - 3MB]

"The problem of coastal hazards is more pressing now than ever before. Americans continue to demand more opportunities for coastal recreation, leading to intense pressures to develop resort areas and single family vacation houses along the beach. The consequences of this development is increased exposure to storms and the potential for loss of life and property, a potential realized in South Carolina when Hurricane Hugo made landfall last year. Less dramatic, but of equally great concern, is the interference intensive development causes in natural shoreline processes. [...] State coastal zone management agencies are at the forefront of efforts to mitigate coastal hazards through restrictions on development, mapping and monitoring erosion rates, participating in beach renourishment projects, educating the public and other efforts.

Report Number:
Technical Assistance Bulletin No. 103
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Date:
1990-07
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Government Printing Office, Federal Digital System: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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