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Beach Conservation - Beach Conservation By Christopher...

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Beach Conservation By: Christopher Beekman I. Introduction A. What is Beach Erosion and Conservation? B. Why is Beach Erosion and Conservation important to the state of Florida? C. How will we conserve our beaches? II. What is Beach Erosion and Conservation? A. Beach Erosion- The movement and loss of land and or sand along coastal beaches due to currents, wind and tidal forces. i. Florida the Gulf Stream pushes the current along the bottom tip of Florida and up along the eastern coast. ii. Due to jetties, artificially dug channels in inlets, beach erosion has gotten worse because it has interrupted the natural flow of sand causing one side of the inlet to accumulate too much sand while the other side the beaches lose sand. iii. Hurricanes have also wreaked havoc on Florida in the past couple of years, something we still haven’t fully recovered from. B. Beach Conservation- the use of new sand, jetties, sea walls and offshore breakers to stop or slow beach erosion.
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