Beach Nourishment Viewer

Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University

U.S. Totals



Nominal Cost

2010 Real Cost

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PSDS Online Beach Nourishment Experience

This site provides a portal to PSDS’ beach nourishment database: a 25-year research and data collection effort that, to the best of our knowledge, represents the most comprehensive compilation of beach nourishment history in the United States.


User-friendly portal for accessing, viewing and downloading our data collected.

About Our Data

Under the constant revision, the PSDS beach nourishment database contains attribute information on the general location of sand placement, primary funding source and funding type, the volume of sediment emplacement (in cubic yards), length of beach nourished (in feet) and cost.


Over 2,000 beach nourishment episodes dating back to 1923.

Our Goal

Our goal in making this data available is to provide a source of objective, comprehensive beach nourishment information to coastal planners, legislators, lobbyists, community members, coastal residents, researchers, local policy analysts, decision-makers, engineers and students involved in responsible, equitable and sustainable coastal environmental management.

For Who

Anyone who wants to know more about sustainable coastal environment management.