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by Steve Williams, on Oct 29, 2020 10:37:11 AM

Hardened shorelines, such as bulkheads, are methods commonly used to protect against coastal erosion. However, it's been found that they may actually encourage erosion instead. These structures deflect the wave …

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Topics:Coastal, Waterways, & MarineCoastal & Marine

by Steve Williams, on Sep 1, 2020 1:15:00 PM

With the expansion of the Panama Canal, America’s ports are seeing unprecedented growth. Increased maritime traffic puts a strain on our shipping channels and maintenance activities, such as dredging and …

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Topics:Coastal, Waterways, & MarineCoastal & Marine

by Steve Williams, on Jun 30, 2020 10:15:00 AM

As the City of Seattle grew, its naturally sloping beaches gave way to concrete seawalls and large ships, creating havoc on the dwindling Chinook salmon population. Since Chinook is listed …

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Topics:Coastal, Waterways, & MarineCoastal & Marine

by Steve Williams, on Apr 22, 2020 11:30:00 AM

In 2015, Gator Lake located in Panama City Beach, was facing a serious threat from erosion. Triton Marine Mattresses were installed to help dissipate the wave energy causing scour. In …

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Topics:Coastal & Marine

by Steve Williams, on Mar 31, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Since the year 2000, the Panama Canal has depended on Tensar Triton Marine Mattresses to protect its shores from scour caused by large ships. This video gives a brief look …

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Topics:Coastal & Marine

by Steve Williams, on Jan 24, 2020 4:31:11 PM

Average water levels are on the rise around our nation's coasts and waterways which have people scrambling to find efficient methods to save our eroding shores. However, some of these …

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Topics:Coastal, Waterways, & Marine

by Steve Williams, on Jan 14, 2020 4:29:59 PM

Prior to the construction of the Manahawkin Bay Bridge project in New Jersey, scour conditions were identified during regular inspections conducted by the NJDOT. As a result, the FHWA requested …

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Topics:Coastal, Waterways, & Marine

by Steve Williams, on Feb 18, 2019 10:45:00 AM

Some cities are building expensive seawalls and water pumps to fight the increased flooding and land loss brought on by climate change. For the Native American Pointe-au-Chien Tribe in southern …

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