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Artificial Beach Project

University of South Alabama Mobile Bay, Alabama

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Photo 4: According to Douglass, artificial beaches are an affordable alternative to bulkheads. This particular artificial beach passed its first test in September 1998, when it survived the 70-mile-per-hour winds and eight-foot water levels of Hurricane Georges.  Prior to construction of the beach, the pine trees in the background were in front of a 10- to 15-foot drop.

Photo 4: According to Douglass, artificial beaches are an affordable alternative to bulkheads. This particular artificial beach passed its first test in September 1998, when it survived the 70-mile-per-hour winds and eight-foot water levels of Hurricane Georges.  Prior to construction of the beach, the pine trees in the background were in front of a 10- to 15-foot drop.

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