Editor's Note: Control of coastal dynamics through
currents and waves can have major impact on beach erosion, which
can have a significant social implications, especially in
combination with sea-level rise.
Excerpts: The reef was made of geotextile sandbags
-- the type normally used to prevent landslides. (…)
The reef is located so that it's never exposed, even when at
the lowest tides.
In the first part of the project 110 bags were laid and then,
last April, another 90 were added as an additional $200,000 in
funding was provided by the Coastal Conservancy.
Although it looked as if it would work in computer models, in
practice the reef failed to deliver the waves.