Billy L. Edge, John G. Housley, George M. Watts


As the public interest in low-cost, self-installed solutions to shoreline erosion continues to grow, the involvement of private enterprise in developing solutions intensifies. Now that low-cost devices are identified as a salable commodity as goods or services, the number of inventors, creative engineers, agronomists, and foresighted planners producing potential designs are rapidly growing. Over two hundred devices, both proven and untested devices, have been cataloged as a part of the National Shoreline Erosion Demonstration Program. This program calls for the Corps of Engineers to plan, establish, and conduct for a period of five years a shoreline erosion control development and demonstration program including physical and vegetative devices.


shore protection; low cost

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9753/icce.v15.%25p