A Comparison of Nourishment and Retreat Costs on Delaware’s Ocean Beaches

A Comparison of Nourishment and Retreat Costs on Delaware’s Ocean Beaches

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: shores
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $196 million - $375 million: fifty-year social cost of retreating from Delaware's Atlantic coast, based on varying erosion rates and land loss assumptions
Region: Americas / Atlantic
Data source: This source provided by Salman Hussain at the Scottish Agricultural College.

Publication information

Wakefield, Jeff Parsons, George “A Comparison of Nourishment and Retreat Costs on Delaware’s Ocean Beaches” NOAA Sea Grant, 2002

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