From the rocky coast of Maine to the sandy beaches of California, America’s coastlines draw millions of visitors each year. In addition to their beauty, America’s coastal areas also provide numerous recreational opportunities; habitat for hundreds of species of fish, birds and other wildlife; and a livelihood for millions of Americans.
Coasts are dynamic areas, buffeted by storms--some mild and some fierce
like hurricanes--that can change the way the area looks and functions
over time. Erosion caused by storms eats away at developed land and
ocean surges during storms can lead to flooding. Coastal areas and the
wildlife that call them home also are impacted upon by natural events and human activities.
Corps coastal protection and restoration projects include: