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CT - ‘Living shorelines’ becoming more common in CT for erosion control

Visitors to East Shore Park in New Haven aren’t easily able to stroll along the beach there. It’s not closed; it’s being physically cut off from the rest of the park by erosion.

International
Engineering

Int'l - Developing sustainable solutions against coastal erosion

The University of Liverpool is part of a partnership that has been awarded funding by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as one of six new research projects that aim to build a sustainable future for the marine environment and all those whose livelihoods depend on it.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NJ - N. Wildwood OKs Beach Fill to Combat Storm Damage

NORTH WILDWOOD -During the July 20 North Wildwood City Council meeting, a resolution was approved to fill in several beaches to combat damage from harsh storms.

West Coast
Engineering

CA - Study: Walls for sea level rise could cause floods in San Mateo County

Sections of the Bay Area trying to address sea level rise with sea walls or levees, like in San Mateo County could inadvertently make flooding worse for neighbors, according to a new study from the Stanford Natural Capital Project.

Southeast
Engineering

NC - Carteret beach panel endorses $2.95M contract for sand location study

EMERALD ISLE — The Carteret County Beach Commission voted unanimously Monday to endorse a plan to spend $2.95 million to work with engineers and state and federal officials to identity sources of sand for future nourishment projects.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MS - All set for Duluth area dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has just announced that everything is ready for the beginning of the 2021 Duluth area maintenance dredging and Minnesota Point beach nourishment project.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MN - Corps of Engineers begin 2021 Duluth-Superior Harbor maintenance dredging, Minnesota Point beach nourishment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to begin 2021 maintenance dredging and Minnesota Point beach nourishment the week of Aug. 1, 2021.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MI - Beach Restoration Program Offered To Communities On Lake Huron

A Green Ribbon Champion program is being offered to the communities living along the shorelines of Lake Huron to help maintain their beaches.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

US - Billion-dollar benefit: Gulf Coast Protection District aims to fund coastal barrier project

Nearly 13 years since it was first proposed, the coastal barrier between Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula is one milestone closer to reality with the creation of the Gulf Coast Protection District.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

FL - Beach erosion closes two Jupiter crossovers

Two Jupiter Beach crossovers are closed because of beach erosion Thursday. Officials with the county’s environmental resources tell us the closures of crossovers #46 and #47 aren't surprising.Two Jupiter Beach crossovers are closed because of beach erosion Thursday.

International
Engineering

Int'l - Weather and waves driving sand to bypass headlands

Griffith University researchers have revealed the cyclic processes that drive the movement of sand around coastal headlands and prevent beach erosion.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Palm Beach County closes two Jupiter beach crossovers, saying erosion has left them unsafe

One of the crossovers, south of Carlin Park, has a 7-foot drop from the end of the staircase to the sand.

West Coast
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CA - Oceanside searches for ways to keep sand on its eroding beaches

Oceanside’s annual harbor dredging and the occasional regional sand replenishment projects are not enough to save the city’s eroding beaches, a new study shows.

Southeast
Engineering

NC - North Topsail Beach leaves federal nourishment project; Surf City continues with plan

Surf City leaders are ready to move forward with a beach nourishment project through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but their North Topsail Beach neighbors are backing away because of financial concerns.

International
Engineering

Int'l - India deepens quest for seabed minerals

The Indian government has recently approved the proposal of Ministry of Earth Sciences for a ‘Deep Ocean Mission’, with a view to explore deep ocean for resources and develop deep sea technologies for sustainable use of ocean resources.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MW - Cities along Great Lakes will need $2B to address coastal damage: survey

Cities, villages and other jurisdictions along the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River face nearly $2 billion in costs over the next five years to address coastal damage driven by climate change, per survey results released last week by the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (GLSLCI).

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - BLNR Passes Highly Contested Beach Nourishment Project

The state BLNR heard from the Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands on a programmatic statewide small-scale beach restoration (SSBR) permitting program that would reauthorize and expand the existing OCCL beach nourishment program to “streamline” activities.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - State's beach restoration program sparks concerns

Testifiers worry about impacts of streamlined permitting process

Southeast
Engineering

SC - A complex threat touches southern SC coast: underground saltwater

On a winding road nestled inside one of this barrier island’s gated communities, past a bay of idle lawnmowers that trim manicured golf courses, sits a cutting edge piece of technology.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

FL - Gulf Coast Protection District created; coastal barrier could be funded without taxes

The Gulf Coast Protection District, encompassing Harris, Galveston, Chambers, Jefferson and Orange counties, has officially been created, paving the way for the state to receive money to fund the coastal barrier.

Northeast
Engineering

MD - Governor Hogan Awards $22 Million for Chesapeake Bay Restoration Projects

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the award of $22 million to 25 ecological restoration projects that will improve water quality and habitat in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, while building local resilience to climate impacts.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

TX - Isla Blanca beach renourishment completed – Port Isabel-South Padre Press

The sands of time were on Cameron County’s side this past week, after finishing a beach renourishment project at Isla Blanca Park in around a week.

International
Engineering

Int'l - Comments on: Sand nourishment plan may carry environmental risks

A staff report on the use of sand from the Sydney Metro West Tunnel to nourish Wamberal Beach listed potential risks including environmental impacts, temporary water quality changes and public perceptions around “dumping”.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

MS - U.S. Army Corps to create seven new islands in St. Paul’s Pig’s Eye Lake out of river dredge soil

St. Paul’s largest and arguably most overlooked lake is about to receive 400,000 cubic yards of dredge soil from the Mississippi River.

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