Beach nourishment

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Definition of Beach nourishment:
Beach nourishment is the supply of sand to the beach to increase the recreational value and/or to compensate for the effect of shore erosion by feeding sand on the beach[1].
This is the common definition for Beach nourishment, other definitions can be discussed in the article


Besides beach nourishment, two other types of shore nourishment are also applied: backshore nourishment and shoreface nourishment. The background of shore nourishment and the different types of nourishment are also described in Shore nourishment.

See also


  1. Mangor, Karsten. 2004. “Shoreline Management Guidelines”. DHI Water and Environment, 294pp.