Coastal Changes and Impacts

Restoration, Redevelopment, and Protection Projects

The Coastal National Elevation Database Applications Project supports scientific research and applications assessing restoration, redevelopment, and protection projects in the Hurricane Sandy impact areas along New Jersey and New York coastal beaches.

Additional information regarding Hurricane Sandy is available online at

New Jersey beach New Jersey beach impacted by Hurricane Sandy. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) photograph by Cindy Thatcher.
House condemned House located near Staten Island, New York, beach impacted by Hurricane Sandy flooding. USGS photograph by Sandra Poppenga.

Rockefeller coast
Louisiana marsh
Coastal areas near Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana, that were impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. USGS photographs by Cindy Thatcher.

GPS equipment GPS collection near Weeks Bay, New Iberia, Louisiana. USGS photograph by Dean Gesch.
Delacroix area Mississippi river delta Low-elevation estuarine marshes in the Delacroix area of the Mississippi River Delta in Louisiana. USGS photograph by John Barras.

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