The Navy's eighth Freedom-class littoral combat ship has completed acceptance trials in Lake Michigan. The USS Billings successfully demonstrated its seaworthiness and the effectiveness of combat systems, and delivery is projected for next year.
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Efforts to protect Hawaii's beaches and coastal areas from erosion are failing due to construction of sea walls and new properties, states a study from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Officials will need to develop new coastal zone management properties or improve current measures to remedy the situation.
Changing weather patterns are more evident in the Arctic than elsewhere, and as a result, life in the region has to adapt. For one, year-round ice is becoming rarer, and that means more coastal erosion as waves batter shorelines for longer periods.
Snow fences made with live vegetation can help curtail soil erosion, reduce flooding and improve safety on roadways. Wisconsin has been using snow fences for decades, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation might expand a pilot program to increase the use of snow fences.
An Oregon State University study assesses the advantages and disadvantages of current practices addressing coastal erosion and how they might affect beach access and property. The research, which focuses on Tillamook County, concluded that if policies remain as they are, hundreds of buildings will be in danger and damage from coastal flooding will top $150 million over the next 100 years.
Home developers in the Chattanooga, Tenn., area raised objections over anti-erosion measures that would restrict grading and clearing to up to 20% of any property where the slope is 33 degrees or more. A new set of milder guidelines has been issued, but one resident in an affected area is raising concerns.
The latest in a series of plans for Dallas' Trinity River envisions levees, managed grasslands, wetlands, side channels, parks, elevated gathering places and other forms of access. Each feature is predicated on how water moves through the floodway.
A science panel proposal would add more than 1,800 acres to the more than 2,800 acres of land designated in North Carolina's inlet hazard areas. The plan submitted to the state's Coastal Resources Commission would set new boundaries and apply a new set of rules addressing erosion and flooding due to the inlets' occasional sudden shifts.