A Surprising Trend in Coastal Armoring? Maybe.
Sea levels are up but Is coastal armoring the answer
On this episode, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham examine three case studies in coastal armoring that may point the way to a new direction on the American shoreline: (1) The sudden and unexpected stoppage of the USACE's NY & NJ Harbor & Tributaries Focus Area Feasibility Study (HATS), (2) The California Coastal Commission's rejection of a Coastal Development Permit to protect the coastal bluff under the Niguel Shores Subdivision in Orange County; and (3) The USACE's interim Report on the Florida Keys Coastal Protection Feasibility Study, which rejected all armoring solutions and rather focused on buy outs, retreat, and land use planning. We conclude with a fun discussion on the fascinating history of ship cats. Yup, ship cats. Only on the American Shoreline Podcast!