PRINCIPLES OF SHORE PROTECTION FOR THE GREAT LAKES

Martin A. Mason

Abstract


The Great Lakes region is one of quiet challenge and absorbing interest to the coastal engineer. From the broad pattern of its morphologic history to the detail of its present-day shoreline it presents a fascinating variety of natural phenomena and man-imposed regimen that has controlled and still conditions its shoreline behavior. Many of the features of the behavior pattern and its controls are recognized and subject to beneficial management) some of these are either not recognized or are ignored by coastal experts who should know better; while others are as yet beyond the capabilities of the methods of beneficial management available today.

Keywords


Great Lakes; shore protection; coastal processes

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