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Design Considerations for Ecologically-Enhanced Shoreline Protection

There are many factors to consider when designing any type of shoreline protection. These include understanding the fundamentals of erosion and its causes, whether by water energy of currents, wind driven waves or vessel wakes or ice.  The following section discusses these parameters and related studies. See also: Spatial Information for Designing a Shoreline

A discusion of the full suite of parameters, system, hydrodynamic, terrestrial and ecological and be found in Miller et al. (2016)  Living Shorelines Engineering Guidelines. This was prepared by Stevens Institute of Technology researchers for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Engineering and Design Webinar Series

View and participate in our webinar series Sustainable Shorelines Designs: from Long Island to Lake Erie between now and January 2017. You can learn more about designs that have worked, costs, outreach, and performance in multiple conditions in and around New York State.

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