The Erosion of Sand Dunes on North Carolina's Beaches
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This paper presents an analysis of North Carolina 's erosion of sand dunes. The author examines the causes and solutions to the problem and provides a brief overview of how sand dunes are formed.
From the Paper:"The erosion of North Carolina's sand dunes causes definite and easily recognizable problems for North Carolina's coastal communities. The erosion of sand dunes and beaches from North Carolina's barrier islands and mainland coast causes problems for residential and commercial developments, which rely on these dunes and beaches for protection against storm surges. While hurricanes and strong storms have been few this year, in past years these storms have devastated coastal communities with flooding and strong winds, causing tens of millions of dollars in damage in the past decade. (Orrin 142) The best prevention against damage to homes and businesses is the protection and replenishment of sand dunes. It is important to remember that "nature maintains the dynamic equilibrium of the beaches through the unceasing trade of four factors." These factors are material, energy, shape, and sea level. (Kaufman 15) Dune erosion is a major problem for North Carolina coastal communities, but new preservation methods and building codes cause less damage to dunes and homes and allow damaged dunes to be repaired or replenished."
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