Skyla Agoratos Taylor Swisher
Problems and Solutions for beach erosion
Texas has some of the highest coastal erosion rates in the country. Research shows that 64 percent of the Texas coast is eroding at an average rate of about 6 feet per year with some locations losing more than 30 feet per year. As a whole, the Texas coast is eroding at an average rate of 2.3 feet per year. When the Texas coast erodes, property values decrease, homes are lost, tourism suffers, and local economies feel the impact. Additionally, without healthy beaches, dunes and wetlands to protect the coast, the impact of major storms like Hurricane Ike is far more severe. Texas funds a wide range of erosion response projects and studies, including funding for beach nourishment, dune restoration, shoreline protection, habitat restoration/protection, debris removal, structure relocation/demolition, coastal engineering/research and studies. Florida, California, and Texas are the three main states or areas affected by beach erosion.
An older man is walking on an eroded beach.
This is a diagram of beach erosion
Long periods of time
This is an example of a beaches over a long period of time.
Wildlife and People of League City
Sea turtles are the most affected animal due to beach erosion because it destroys their nests and doent allow them to reproduce as much. League city is affected because people own beach-side properties that may not be level due to beach erosion and could collapse at any time. Coastal currents take the sand and deposit it further out in the ocean.
We think we can put large objects right on the line where the water and the sand meet. We think our solution could be implemented now because we have many unused large objects around the world that can be put on the beach.