Alternatives to Hard Stabilization: Beach Nourishment & Relocation


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Which of the following is NOT a hard stabilization structure?

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1. How does the addition of vegetation contribute to soft stabilization?

2. What is it called when sand is transported in from other locations to replenish sand and sediment lost during erosion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are alternatives to seawalls and other structures used to preserve beaches? This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of alternative ways in which to save coastlines eroded by waves and wind.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The types of hard stabilization structures
  • The definition of soft stabilization
  • The term used to describe the practice of transporting sand in to replace other sand lost during erosion
  • The ability to identify a true statement about beach nourishment
  • The term used to describe the act of moving a structure inland away from an eroding area

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the ways in which to stabilize coastal areas
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about beach preservation in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as hard stabilization and soft stabilization
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding possible drawbacks of beach nourishment

Additional Learning

To learn more about these practices, review the accompanying lesson called Alternatives to Hard Stabilization: Beach Nourishment & Relocation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe elements that cause beach erosion
  • Discuss hard and soft stabilization techniques to stop beach erosion
  • Explain how beach nourishment works
  • Provide information about possible disadvantages of beach nourishment
  • Define relocation
  • Offer an example of relocation