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Northeast
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MA - City looks to next PI plan after removing shredded bags

For three days last week, a work crew using rented equipment removed the shredded remains of about 500 “Super Sack” sandbags that were placed around Reservation Terrace last fall and in February to help protect properties from high tides and storm-tossed waves.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - FLORIDA'S GOV. RON DESANTIS ANNOUNCES NEARLY $150 MILLION IN AWARDS FOR RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that more than $148 million has been awarded to communities through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

US - Military and Government Leaders Recruit Nature to Protect Shoreline

Officials seek to conserve vast area of salt marsh as bulwark against storm surge, erosion, flooding

Northeast
Engineering

RI - Mother Nature, Humans Do Battle Along R.I.'s Battered Coast

The Ocean State’s famous shoreline is shrinking, putting vital infrastructure at risk and drowning essential ecosystems. If we don’t adapt, the future will be all wet.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Officials Seek Long-Term Plan to Save N.C. 12

As sea levels continue to rise, the most imperiled spot on North Carolina’s vulnerable Outer Banks is likely on Ocracoke Island, where an erosion hot spot threatening its sole highway is past due for a long-term transportation solution, including potentially bypassing the north end of the island.

Southeast
Engineering

SC - Judge dismisses suits over beach easements

Easements in front of 113 lots will allow the Corps of Engineers to maintain and repair the beach.

West Coast
Engineering

CA - Where’s the sand? Coastal cities hope delivery to local beaches will come

The sand is chomped away in Newport Beach after a storm causes erosion. Officials in northern Orange County coastal towns are wondering why the federal government hasn’t been able to fund projects to keep the beaches sandy.

West Coast
Engineering

CA - Poseidon wins key seawater desalination permit

Poseidon Water plans to build one of the nation’s largest seawater desalination plants on the grounds of the AES Huntington Beach Power Station.

Coastwide
Engineering

US - A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation: Uniting Design, Economics, and Policy

A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation: Uniting Design, Economics, and Policy (Publication Date: May 20, 2021) edited by Carolyn Kousky, Billy Fleming, and Alan M. Berger, identifies a bold new research and policy agenda for coastal adaptation and provides implementable options to help protect coastal communities against increased risk while preserving their economic value, natural environments, and cultural values.

Southeast
Engineering

SC - An experiment near Folly Beach tries new approach to battle erosion

Beach erosion at Folly Beach has exposed groins that were under sand after the last renourishment project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District will start a pilot project this week, which will build a berm just offshore on the northeast end of Folly Beach using sand dredged from the Folly River Navigation Project.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Naples Beach goes native: Dune plantings to protect shoreline, give flowery makeover

Naples Beach is a destination, but for those who like to stop and smell the flowers, a diverse community of native plantings will flank incoming visitors just north of the city pier.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - FEMA, state approve $5.7 million to cover Buxton dune repairs, sand fences

The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved $5,782,866 to help Dare County restore the beaches and stabilize the dunes at Buxton that were damaged by Hurricane Florence in 2018.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - $2.2M for Duck (NC) beachfill efforts

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the Town of Duck will receive $2,229,342 to assist their Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Sand district fees postponed until 2022

By consensus in a special meeting last Thursday, Oak Island Town Council agreed with the recommendation offered by Town Manager David Kelly and has put off assigning fees to four proposed sand benefit districts until at least January 2022.

International
Engineering

Mid-Pacific - Mining robot stranded on Pacific Ocean floor in deep-sea mining trial

A seabed mining robot being tested on the Pacific Ocean floor at a depth of more than 4 km (13,000 ft) has become detached, the Belgian company running the experimental trial said on Wednesday.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Contractor completes Emerald Isle nourishment project, last of post-Florence beach work

Sand pumping from the west met sand pumping from the east Monday morning near Emerald Isle’s Eastern Ocean Regional Access, signaling the end of phase three of the post-Hurricane Florence beach nourishment project.

International
Engineering

Maldives - THE WORLD’S FIRST FLOATING ISLAND CITY CAN HELP COASTAL COMMUNITIES SURVIVE CLIMATE CHANGE

Coastal communities are one of the first to be impacted by the rising sea levels due to the ongoing climate crisis. A lot of architects are coming up with innovative solutions to protect the coastal communities and we might just see the first fully floating island city in the Maldives!

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Army Corps' $2 billion storm protection plan to shore up parts of Collier's coast draws concerns

A federal plan to shore up some of Collier County’s coastline against large tropical storms was met with opposition Tuesday during a public meeting.

International
Engineering

Maldives - The World’s First True Floating Island City Could Reimagine Survival

As the sea level rises, islands have to act fast—or else. This ambitious experiment may be the way forward.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

FL - Santa Rosa County takes 1st step in decade-long, $120 million Navarre Beach bridge project

Santa Rosa County Commissioners took the first step Thursday in what likely will be a decade-long, multimillion dollar process to build a new Navarre Beach Bridge, connecting the barrier island to the mainland and replacing the current bridge that has been declared "functionally obsolete."

Southeast
Engineering

SC - USACE kicks off Folly Beach pilot study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District will this week begin a pilot study on the northeast end of Folly Beach, placing sand dredged from the federal channel and constructing a berm or sand bar just offshore.

International
Engineering

Jamaica - Seawall project nears end as erosion hits Buff Bay shoreline

The Government is spending $41 million to construct a seawall along the coastline of Buff Bay, Portland, in an attempt to halt erosion along that corridor.

Northeast
Engineering

MA - Salt marsh restoration project gets $1M boost

An ambitious project to restore thousands of acres of the Great Marsh has gotten a $1 million boost.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

Hawaii - Lock and dam system for Honolulu? Is this just the beginning?

While the feasibility study is on Honolulu Harbor, “what we do and learn through the study will and can be applied to other Hawaii harbors, “ Chow told AJOT.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Army Corps' $2 billion storm protection plan to shore up parts of Collier's coast draws concerns

A federal plan to shore up some of Collier County’s coastline against large tropical storms was met with opposition Tuesday during a public meeting.