Item Identification

Title: Beach Nourishment Projects
Short Name: Beach_Nourishment

Entity Information

Entity Type: GIS File
Active Version?: Yes
Description:

A database of beach nourishment locations and associated information.; Source: NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Data Attributes

Note: Metadata requirements do not apply to attributes for non-tabular entities.

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
N/A
Latitude n/a Latitude for point feature.; Source: WCU
N/A
Longitude n/a Longitude for point feature.; Source: WCU
N/A
Beach_Loca n/a A beach, park, island, community or other commonly-recognized jurisdictional designation encompassing and identifying the geographic boundary and/or extent of shoreline upon which sediment has been emplaced.; Source: WCU
N/A
State n/a State in which beach nourishment project was completed.; Source: WCU
N/A
Volume__CY n/a Volume is the quantity of sand emplaced on a beach during a beach nourishment episode measured in cubic yards.; Source: WCU
N/A
Length__ft n/a The linear distance of shoreline upon which sediment has been emplaced, measured in feet.; Source: WCU
N/A
OBJECTID n/a Internal feature number.; Source: Esri
N/A
Shape n/a Feature geometry.; Source: Esri
N/A
Year n/a The year in which a nourishment episode was completed. Beach nourishment typically commences in the late fall/early winter due to environmental and ecological concerns. As a result, nourishment episodes usually begin at the end of the year and wrap-up early the next year.; Source: WCU
N/A
Nominal_Co n/a The cost (amount spent) on a beach nourishment episode in the year the episode was completed, measured in US dollars.; Source: WCU
N/A
Justificat n/a the primary reason why a beach was renourished.; Source: WCU

Attribute Details

Latitude

CC ID: 794448
Seq. Order: 1
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Latitude for point feature.; Source: WCU

Allowed Values: Coordinates defining the features.

Longitude

CC ID: 794449
Seq. Order: 2
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Longitude for point feature.; Source: WCU

Allowed Values: Coordinates defining the features.

Beach_Loca

CC ID: 794450
Seq. Order: 3
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A beach, park, island, community or other commonly-recognized jurisdictional designation encompassing and identifying the geographic boundary and/or extent of shoreline upon which sediment has been emplaced.; Source: WCU

Allowed Values: Alphanumeric text defining the features.

State

CC ID: 794451
Seq. Order: 4
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

State in which beach nourishment project was completed.; Source: WCU

Allowed Values: Alphanumeric text defining the features.

Volume__CY

CC ID: 794452
Seq. Order: 5
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Volume is the quantity of sand emplaced on a beach during a beach nourishment episode measured in cubic yards.; Source: WCU

Allowed Values: Positive real numbers calculated for features.

Length__ft

CC ID: 794453
Seq. Order: 6
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The linear distance of shoreline upon which sediment has been emplaced, measured in feet.; Source: WCU

Allowed Values: Positive real numbers calculated for features.

OBJECTID

CC ID: 794454
Seq. Order: 7
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Internal feature number.; Source: Esri

Allowed Values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Shape

CC ID: 794455
Seq. Order: 8
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Feature geometry.; Source: Esri

Allowed Values: Coordinates defining the features.

Year

CC ID: 794456
Seq. Order: 9
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The year in which a nourishment episode was completed. Beach nourishment typically commences in the late fall/early winter due to environmental and ecological concerns. As a result, nourishment episodes usually begin at the end of the year and wrap-up early the next year.; Source: WCU

Allowed Values: Alphanumeric text defining the features.

Nominal_Co

CC ID: 794457
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The cost (amount spent) on a beach nourishment episode in the year the episode was completed, measured in US dollars.; Source: WCU

Allowed Values: Alphanumeric text defining the features.

Justificat

CC ID: 794458
Seq. Order: 11
Data Storage Type: n/a
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

the primary reason why a beach was renourished.; Source: WCU

Allowed Values: Bypass: Artificially moving sand from an updrift beach to a downdrift beach in order to bypass a natural or artificial obstruction such as an inlet or jetty.; Coastal Impact Assistance Program: Federal grant funds derived from federal offshore lease revenues to the oil-producing states of Alabama, Alaska, California, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas for conservation, protection, or restoration of coastal areas.; Demonstration: A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers experimental effort that places sand in an offshore location, rather than directly on a beach.; Ecosystem Restoration: An effort to reestablish or improve coastal habitat that has been degraded or damaged by natural or human activities.; Emergency: Designed to create an artificial beach berm in order to provide a minimum level of protection to vulnerable coastal development, usually post-storm. All Federal nourishment episodes classified as Emergency are funded through FEMA or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.; Emergency Dune: Designed to construct an artificial dune in order to provide a minimum level of protection to vulnerable coastal development, usually post-storm.; Navigation: Sediment (known as dredge spoil) resulting from a navigation-related dredging effort is placed on a beach rather than dumped offshore or in an upland location.; Section 111: Mitigation of shoreline damages attributable to Federal navigation structures (jetties).; Shore Protection: Nourishment episodes undertaken for the primary purpose of reducing storm-related damage to static human economic development placed behind dynamic shorelines.;

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54491
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-26 12:56+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2018-10-26 14:05+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-10-26
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-10-27