9780822305026

Living With Long Island's South Shore

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  • ISBN13:

    9780822305026

  • ISBN10:

    082230502X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1984-04-01
  • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
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Summary

The south shore of Long Island, one of New York's greatest recreational assets, is receding at the rate of up to six feet per year. In many cases, efforts to halt this erosion actually have increased it. Buildings cone thought safely constructed back from high tidemarks today protrude far into the water.Even more, the number of homes an facilities built too close to the sea's edge has dramatically increased, making the south shore probably less ready to withstand a major storm than at the time of the cataclysmic hurricane of 1938.Thus, the question of what to do now to overcome and avoid these hazards takes on real urgency. Pointing to past mistakes, many Long Islanders insist that only by acting in an informed reasonable way can safe and environmentally sound development be possible for everyone.

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Foreword
Historic trends and occasional catastrophes
Shoreline dynamics
Man and the shoreline
Selecting a site
Land use and the law
Building or buying a home near the beach
Hurricane checklist
A guide to government agencies involved in coastal development
Useful references
Field trip guides
Index
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