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Main Title Shoreline Erosion Control Using Marsh Vegetation and Low-Cost Structures.
Author Broome, S. W. ; Rogers, S. M. ; Seneca, E. D. ; Burgess, C. B. ;
CORP Author North Carolina State Univ. at Raleigh. Sea Grant Coll. Program.;National Sea Grant Coll. Program, Silver Spring, MD.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number UNC/SG-92/12; NA90AA-D-SG062;
Stock Number PB93-142420
Additional Subjects Erosion control ; Shore protection ; Vegetation establishment ; Structural engineering ; Estuaries ; Cost effectiveness ; North Carolina ; Man environment interactions ; Alternatives ; Salt marshes ; Land development ; Grasses ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-142420 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 23p
Erosion is a serious threat to waterfront property along most of North Carolina's extensive estuarine shoreline. It is accelerated by man's intensive use and mismanagement. As demand for shoreline property increases -- for homesites, recreational areas, marinas and industrial sites -- its value increases, and landowners become more concerned about loss of land to erosion. There is a variety of erosion-control methods -- some beneficial, some useless and others that are even detrimental. Structural methods such as bulkheads, groins, revetments and riprap are often effective. But they are expensive to build and maintain and may have adverse environmental effects. Establishing vegetation is much cheaper than structural methods of erosion control, and the new marsh provides habitat, food and nutrients for organisms in the surrounding estuarine waters.