BIOLOGICAL IMPACTS OF MINOR SHORELINE STRUCTURES ON THE COASTAL ENVIRONMENT: STATE OF THE ART REVIEW. VOLUME I

The types of structures included in this study were as follows: breakwaters, jetties, groins, bulkheads, revetments, ramps, piers and other support structures, buoys and floating platforms, harbors for small craft, bridges and causeways. Information was extracted from the literature and compiled by type of shoreline structure and by Coastal region. Existing information was evaluated and a text was prepared (Volume I). An annotated bibliography, keyword index, and primary author reference number index were produced from the data base (Volume II). Structures which appear to have the greatest potential for impacting the coastal environment are small boat harbors, bridges and causeways, bulkheads, breakwaters, and jetties. Those with moderate impact potential are revetments, groins, and ramps. Low-impact potential structures include buoys and floating platforms, and piers, pilings and other support structures. Based on this classification scheme and the number and types of information sources located, bridges, causeways, and small boat harbors have received very little study relative to their potential impacts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Beak Consultants, Incorporated

    317 Alder Street, SW
    Portland, OR  USA  97204

    National Coastal Ecosystems Team

    Slidell, LA  USA  70458
  • Authors:
    • Mulvihill, E L
    • Francisco, C A
    • Glad, J B
    • Kaster, K B
    • Wilson, R E
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

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  • Pagination: 168 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FWS/OBS-77/51
  • Contract Numbers: DI-14-16-0008-2153
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1981 12:00AM