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National Assessment of Shoreline Change: Part 2, Historical Shoreline Changes and Associated Coastal Land Loss Along the U.S. Southeast Atlantic Coast


Robert A. Morton and Tara L. Miller


U.S. Geological Survey


This report summarizes historical changes in the U.S. Southeast Atlantic shoreline, both accretion and erosion, but emphasizes the erosion hazard because it impacts natural resources and the economy. Shoreline erosion is also presented in the context of coastal land loss, includes a discussion on bluff retreat and erosion, and submergence of wetlands around interior bays and estuaries. Brief accounts of coastal land loss for each state are provided.

  • August 5, 2009
  • Shoreline Change
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