Home Library Special Series Reports

IWR reports

Special Series

National Shoreline Management Study

Series No

Report No

Title/Description/Authors (listed alphabetically)

NTIS/Vol/Pg

Available Download

2003-NSM-01

IWR03-NSMS-1 

National Shoreline Management Study: The Corps of Engineers and Shore Protection: History, Projects, Costs
This report discusses by year and summarizes by decade, major coastal storms, coastal legislation, significant coastal milestones and data on the ensuing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects since the start of the 20th century. The chronology shows that projects follow legislation, which follow public demands after devastating coastal storms. The report also defines the scope of the Corps shore protection program over the period in terms of the number and types of protective measures, lineal distances of protected shorelines, actual costs and costs updated to September 2002. A listing of projectsunder construction and in the planning stages is also provided.
Theodore M Hillyer
May 2003

NTIS: 

Volume: 1
Total Volumes: 1

Pages: 74

2003-NSM-01     

Download
( pdf, 6.7 MB )  

2004-NSM-02

IWR04-NSMS-2 

Addressing Economic Considerations in Shoreline Protection Proceedings of a Workshop for the National Shoreline Management Study
In July 2002, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) Institute for Water Resources (IWR) jointly sponsored a workshop with the Center for Economic Research, The George Washington University (GWU), to identify and discuss economic and financial considerations associated with shoreline protection. These proceedings provide a record of the workshop activities, including an overview of each speaker's presentation, copies of any slides or overheads used, and references to related readings or papers provided by the speakers.
Laura Zepp
Jan 2004

NTIS: 

Volume: 1
Total Volumes: 1

Pages: 76

2004-NSM-02     

Download
( pdf, 6.1 MB )  

2004-NSM-03

IWR04-NSMS-3 

(An) Assessment of the Nation's Shoreline Change: A Review of the 1971 National Shoreline Study
This report reviews the 1971 National Shoreline Study (NNS) for methodology and criteria in determining critical, non-critical and stable shorelines. The NSS was the first nationwide study to examine existing Federal shore protection programs and document the magnitude of erosion. Three reports were produced on shore erosion, shore protection and shore management. Nine regional reports identified areas of critical or non-critical erosion, and stable shorelines along the U.S. Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes coasts, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The study identified 4,344 km (2,700 miles) of critically eroding shores (about 3.2% of the total shoreline), located along mostly extensively developed areas, especially in the densely populated North Atlantic Region. The regional reports all followed basic erosion identification schemes using the three criteria, but methods of presentation varied due to lack of definitive rules or quantifiable methods. Limited shoreline change studies at the time, restricted any quantifiable assessment of shoreline retreat. The main criteria to pick a critical erosion classification were based on degree of shoreline development and threat to property, infrastructure or significant resources. Criteria used in the NSS were applied in a non-quantitative manner, subject to interpretation by each regional group.
Donald Stauble , PhD
Jan 2004

NTIS: 

Volume: 1
Total Volumes: 1

Pages: 31

2004-NSM-03     

Download
( pdf, 5.7 MB )  

2004-NSM-04

IWR04-NSMS-4 

Historical Origins and Demographic and Geologic Influences on Corps of Engineers Coastal Missions
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has a demanding mission in building and maintaining civil works projects along the coasts and in inland waters of the United States. This mission includes maintaining deep-draft and recreation navigation into harbors and waterways, building projects for coastal storm protection and flood damage reduction, and environmental protection and restoration programs. These projects are based on or influenced by a number of factors, including: (1) Historical settlement and development patterns; (2) Geographical and geological conditions that vary regionally; (3) Increasing pressures of a growing population that inhabits the coasts; (4) Economic factors, such as the fundamental need to maintain navigable ports and waterways. All demographic data point to the fact that the U.S. coastal population will continue to grow. Accordingly, that there will be continued demand for infrastructure improvement, storm protection, recreation development, and environmental restoration in the coastal zone. With respect to economic conditions, our growing dependence on imported petroleum products means that many ports, especially in the Gulf of Mexico area, will have to be improved to accommodate larger ships. The result will be increased dredging to deepen and maintain the channels.
Charles Chesnutt ; Andrew Morang , PhD
Jan 2004

NTIS: 

Volume: 1
Total Volumes: 1

Pages: 43

2004-NSM-04     

Download
( pdf, 4.3 MB )  

2004-NSM-05

IWR04-NSMS-5 

Economics of the Shoreline: An Annotated Bibliography for the National Shoreline Management Study
This report reviews 100 studies and reports pertaining to the economic consequences of shoreline change and related issues. This document will serve as a resource for the National Shoreline Management Study (NSMS) and is the first step towards developing a comprehensive bibliography of literature relevant to assessing the economic impacts of shoreline erosion and accretion and to inform eventual NSMS recommendations on appropriate levels of Federal and non-Federal participation in shoreline protection at the NSMS completion. This literature search focused mostly on three topics for the NSMS: (1) market and policy incentives related to public and private shoreline use and management decisions, (2) identifying benefits and costs of shoreline protection, and (3) considering the fiscal impacts and financing of shoreline protection.
Linda Lent
Mar 2004

NTIS: 

Volume: 1
Total Volumes: 1

Pages: 58

2004-NSM-05     

Download
( pdf, 1.9 MB )  

 
Building Strong
iSaluteURL USACEURL ArmyURL YouTubeURL BlogURL FacebookURL FlickrURL TwitterURL