Natural Erosion Controls Protect Shorelines

A catastrophic event such as a hurricane can wreak havoc on coastal shorelines — reshaping beaches, flooding neighborhoods and even slicing paths through barrier islands that protect the mainland from the storm’s full force.

But most erosion events are not the results of major disasters, and they occur not only along the coastline, but also throughout inland bayous, rivers and lakes.

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Originally published in Pointe Innovation, Summer 2014