BREWSTER -- We all love Cape Cod, but each year there is just a little less of it.
The sand bar is gradually eroding into the sea, it once stretched all the way to Georges Bank.
“Erosion is sediment transport where more is leaving than is coming in,” noted Greg Berman, a coastal processes specialist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. “Accretion is the opposite. So on any portion of beach you want to know what sand is coming in and where it is going to make an educated coastal management decision.”
Berman explained the erosion process at a beaches and landings workshop sponsored by the Brewster Coastal Committee in late May. The group is holding several gatherings as it moves to devise a comprehensive coastal resources management plan.
Brewster’s shoreline is crumbling in some places, growing in others, and rising seas are threatening many coastal properties.
The coastal committee will hold its next workshop June 14, 6 p.m., at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, when preserving coastal wetlands will be the topic. The community is invited. (read more)
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