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littoral drift

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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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