Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines
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Recent Coastal News
“…the coastal vulnerability assessment show that over two-thirds of the infrastructure evaluated at Cape Lookout have high vulnerability to coastal hazards, and have a combined replacement value of over $40 million.” Read the update here.
“This could spread Florence’s extremely high storm surge over multiple tidal cycles resulting in significant coastal erosion, substantial loss of sand dunes, barrier island overwash, and major infrastructure damage…” Read the current update here.
“Unnaturally altered beaches could pose an elevated risk of injury to the very tourists that sand replenishment was meant to attract.” Read more here.
Learn more about the impacts of sand nourishment on beaches in the attached article from the Journal of Coastal Research.
Recent PSDS Imagery
Hurricane Week: The Weather Channel
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Western Carolina University
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