Shoreline Protective Structures

Apr 1, 2001 | Publications

This report has been prepared to address concerns expressed by members of the Commission at the Commission meeting held on November 27, 2000. Commissioners asked specific questions regarding the current policies of the Commission with respect to issuance of leases for the construction and maintenance of protective structures, primarily along coastal areas of the state. Specifically the Commissioners expressed concerns regarding whether it was appropriate for the Commission to continue issuing protective structure leases that did not require the payment of rent. Commissioners expressed additional concern as to whether the placement of hard protective structures negatively impacts beach sand supply, or causes additional erosion thereby reducing beaches available for public use.