The Impacts of Coastal Protection Structures in California?s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary by U.S. Department of Commerce, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Impacts of Coastal Protection Structures in California?s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

The Impacts of Coastal Protection Structures in California?s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

by U.S. Department of Commerce
     
 
This report outlines the potential impacts of coastal protection structures on the resources of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. At least 15 miles of the Sanctuary's 300-mile shoreline are currently armored with seawalls and riprap revetments. Most of these coastal protection structures are placed above the mean high tide line, the official boundary of the

Overview

This report outlines the potential impacts of coastal protection structures on the resources of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. At least 15 miles of the Sanctuary's 300-mile shoreline are currently armored with seawalls and riprap revetments. Most of these coastal protection structures are placed above the mean high tide line, the official boundary of the Sanctuary, yet some influences of armoring impinge on the marine realm and on recreational use. In addition, continued sea level rise and accompanying coastal retreat will force many of these structures below the high tide line over time. The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary staff has recognized the significance of coastal armoring, identifying it as a critical issue in the Coastal Armoring Action Plan of the draft Joint Management Plan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781495458989
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/19/2014
Pages:
28
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.06(d)

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