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Re: Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #90 on: November 13, 2017, 06:55:06 AM »
Here's the problem with this plan....

Working with design consultants from Detroit-based SmithGroupJJR, Euclid proposed to property owners that it would clean up and re-engineer the shoreline to make it erosion resistant and more habitat-friendly for wildlife, in exchange for the right to create the waterfront trail.

Beaches NEED erosion in order to exist, it's all a natural process called littoral drift, and it's disrupted by armoring the coastline.

https://revisionworld.com/sites/revisionworld.com/files/imce/longshore%20drift.jpg

This erosion issue really needs to be addressed across the board in a coherent statewide plan. Unfortunately Ohio seems light years away from any such solution.

I applaud Euclid for their efforts, there are surely some good elements to their plan. Their hearts in the right place. But it won't give us those expansive beaches that we had in the past. Sure there will be pockets of beach surrounded by piers and very unnatural looking breakwalls, but not much.

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Re: Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #91 on: November 14, 2017, 02:01:37 PM »
^They did engineer a good beach at Sims park

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Re: Euclid: Development and News
« Reply #92 on: November 14, 2017, 02:25:31 PM »
^They did engineer a good beach at Sims park

Well, I'm conflicted on Sims. Here's why. They did successfully collect a significant amount of sand. But the method they used required depositing all those rocks, walling off an equally significant portion of the water in the process.

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RCuNQBU5k0Y/UGzzEw1FZLI/AAAAAAAAGP8/aKcBZPNzYGA/s1600/P9130956.JPG

You see a similar thing at Presque Isle, which to me looks very unnatural - and it is. Perhaps it's a lesser of evils, but I don't know.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/CSq5fh4s2Rk/maxresdefault.jpg