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Miami-Dade County beaches are known worldwide as a prime tourist destination, and tourism is one of the most important economic engines for Miami Beach and the County. But our beautiful beaches also provide other important benefits, such as storm protection for our beachfront infrastructure, which is worth billions of dollars. Beaches also serve and provide protection for several animal species such as sea turtles.
For these reasons, Miami-Dade County Environmental Resources Management and other local, Federal and State agencies work together to enhance and protect our beaches from the effects of sea and wind erosion.
In an effort to improve the performance and cost-effectiveness of the Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Surge Protection project from 1966, a number of project-wide, and site-specific, studies have been conducted to better identify these problem areas, assess the causal factors for the high erosion rates, and develop recommendations for remediating these areas.
The recommendations for managing these hotspots range from no action, to structural solutions such as breakwaters and groins.
For more information on Beach Restoration and Management, call 305-372-6529.
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