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EPC Senior Environmental Manager Co-Authors Coastal Development Strategies Study

Post Date:09/18/2019

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EPC Senior Environmental Manager, Kimberly Tapley (Wetlands Division), co-authored a paper on Coastal Development Strategies.  The study specifically examines the impacts of coastal development strategies on long-term coastline changes by comparing Tampa Bay and a comparable ecosystem in China. Both areas have seen rapid growth in recent decades with intense pressure on coastal ecosystems.

By researching the coastline changes for a 30 year time frame the results indicate that the shoreline of Tampa Bay has been relatively stable (approximately 57 acres for filling associated with Hookers Point) compared to a similar China harbor with 5,016 acres of coastal impacts. This is due, in part, to environmental conservation regulations and the public’s need for protecting their coastal environments.

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