Feeder Bluffs

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Feeder Bluffs are the name given to the portions of shoreline where there is historical or current evidence that erosion and slope failure contributes sediment to the beach, when is then entrained in the littoral drift cells of Beaches. Shoreline Armoring is used by shoreline landowners to deflect wave energy and prevent erosion, reducinh sedument input and resilience under Sea Level Rise. Protecting feeder bluff function has become a focus of Shoreline Management and Acquisition.



  • Within a given beach, what proportion of sediment is provided by drift cells as compared to creeks and rivers, or post-glacial deposits.
  • What level of feeder bluff armoring results in change in beach ecosystems over what time period.