Beach nourishment

The process of replenishing a BEACH by artificial means; e.g., by the deposition of dredged materials, also called beach replenishment or beach feeding.
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Beach nourishment

Beach nourishment— also referred to as beach replenishment or sand replenishment —describes a process by which sediment (usually sand) lost through longshore drift or erosion is replaced from sources outside of the eroding beach. A wider beach can reduce storm damage to coastal structures by dissipating energy across the surf zone, protecting ...
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