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Historic Shorelines and Rate of Shoreline Change for WA and OR


Original Data Basin Creation Date
2014-01-23 09:32:40
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2014-01-23 09:43:53


Sandy ocean beaches are a popular recreational destination and are often surrounded by communities that consist of valuable real estate. Development along sandy coastal areas is increasing despite the fact that coastal infrastructure may be repeatedly subjected to flooding and erosion. As a result, the demand for accurate information regarding past and present shoreline changes is increasing. Investigators with the U.S. Geological Survey's National Assessment of Shoreline Change Project have compiled a comprehensive database of digital vector shorelines and rates of shoreline change for the Pacific Northwest coast including the states of Washington and Oregon. No widely accepted standard for analyzing shoreline change currently exists. [...]


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Kratzmann, Meredith; Himmelstoss, Emily A.; Ruggiero, Peter; Thieler, E. Robert; Reid, David
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:34:25 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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