FLORIDA COASTAL PROBLEMS

Per Bruun, F. Gerritsen, W. H. Morgan

Abstract


Florida is at war with coastal problems, Waves and tides threaten to wipe out its priceless heritage of sandy tropical beaches on two seas. Many communities have suffered enormous losses because of beach erosion in the last few years. The annual loss of land is approximately 300 to 500 acres. Man-made fills in bays and waterways are detrimental to inlets and channels. Practically all of these fill operations have been carried out without any previous hydrographic or hydrological surveys. This paper explains the nature and extent of these problems in Florida and gives recommendations for solving them.

Keywords


coastal processes; erosion; coastal structures



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