i would love a reef like this. one success in a jersey town would inevitably lead to reefs everywhere as towns scramble to keep their beaches at the cheapest price. imagine how epic that would be. but the first is always the hardest
I feel like no one will ever build there home's farther away from the shore... Those houses are just about as much money as we're putting into all this beach replenishment. If we did put in a reef, and it worked, I think it'd catch on everywhere. There are so many sources and articles about how there could be like a rincon rhode island and whatnot. I mean it could also be scuba dive able if the water were clear enough and that would generate a lot of tourism and stuff too. I think a successful one of these things would be real cool and beneficial.
limiting development and allowing the natural erosion and deposition processes to take place in areas that thrive on the economic impact of beach tourism will never happen. Erosion processes are of course natural. There is no way to stop it, but there is only temporary methods to combat it. But, anyway you cut, the cost/risk is well worth it for these towns to pump in millions every other year or so to pump sand and build structures that work a little bit.
On another note, probably the greatest threat of a global warming trend to our area, is going to be sea level rise. A lot of low lying areas could certainly be at risk if projections hold true over the next 50-100 years.