Beach nourishment—also referred to as beach renourishment , beach
replenishment or sand replenishment—describes a process by which sediment (
Beach nourishment is the process of dumping or pumping sand from elsewhere
onto an eroding shoreline to create a new beach or to widen the existing beach.
Quick Facts! Beach nourishment, or beach replenishment, is the practice of
adding sand or sediment to beaches to combat erosion and increase beach
Beach nourishment, the only shore protection method that adds sand to the
coastal system, is the preferred method for shore protection today. During a
If we must nourish beaches, we should use the least damaging source areas for
sand and regulations/laws to that effect are needed. In addition, there is a global
Aug 11, 2015 ... Beach nourishment involves dredging sand from a “borrow area” offshore,
pumping it onshore, and sculpting beaches that both mimic and ...
The Town of Kitty Hawk will be undergoing a beach nourishment project in the
spring of 2017. Beach nourishment involves the dredging and placement of large
Feb 26, 2014 ... "Everyone knows that when you nourish a beach, it doesn't last forever. It gets
washed away," says Greg Kiker. (Credit: David Lebech/Flickr).
Beach nourishment is the focus of this report, wherein sand is artificially placed ...
come to rely upon a "soft" engineering solution -- beach nourishment, since it is ...
Suggested Citation: "1 Introduction." National Research Council. 1995. Beach
Nourishment and Protection. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.