littoral drift

noun Unabridged
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Littoral drift, or shore drift, is the process by which beach sediment is moved along the shoreline.
Therefore, it is appropriate and beneficial to dispose of the dredge material back into the natural littoral drift of the region.
They more completely interrupt this littoral drift than do groins.
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