Coastal Hazard Management

Coastal Hazard Management

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As with most shorelines around the world, New Jersey beaches are slowly, but inexorably, being eroded, threatening coastal structures and development. In some years more sand is deposited than removed, but all of the state's monitoring devices show that sea level is gradually rising and pushing the New Jersey shoreline inland. The shore is a valuable resource, and its natural, cultural, and economic attractions draw a multitude of permanent and temporary residents each year, extending housing and commercial development onto areas that were once swampland. Not surprisingly, development at the water's edge has been accompanied by an increasing exposure to the natural hazards of the coastal zone - erosion, flooding, and wind damage. In this book, Norbert P. Psuty and Douglas D. Ofiara incorporate perspectives from the areas of coastal sciences, economics, public policy, and land-use planning in creating a systematic plan for coastal management and protection. It has been more than a decade since New Jersey developed the nation's first state shore protection plan, and this volume provides a timely evaluation of its achievements and future challenges. This self-contained book provides a... Stone Harbor, Avalon, Atlantic City, Longport, Margate, Ventnor a€” Surveys of Beach Users, Businesses, and Homeowners. Camden, N.J.: Forum for Policy Research and Public Service, Rutgers University. Kriebel, D. L. 1995. Users Manualanbsp;...

Title:Coastal Hazard Management
Author: Norbert P. Psuty, Douglas D. Ofiara
Publisher:Rutgers University Press - 2002

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