Nature-Based Shore Projects
Living shorelines are becoming a popular approach to shoreline stabilization for low-energy coastlines. The general benefits afforded by living shorelines, such as erosion reduction, habitat enhancement, and increased resiliency, are commonly known; however, project-specific technical data, such as the percent of wave energy attenuation provided by a living shoreline, is sparse. Moreover, monitoring equipment and analysis techniques required to capture the fine-detailed technical data can be cost and/or labor intensive. This study tests a practical, low-cost method of monitoring and quantifying the wave energy attenuation performance of a living shoreline project located on the Delaware Bay.