Artificial Beach Project
University of South Alabama Mobile Bay, Alabama
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.