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Cumulative Impact of Armoring Reduction

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Cumulative Impact of Armoring Reduction

  1. 1. What is the cumulative impactof shoreline development and restoration projects on Bainbridge Island?
  2. 2. In the last 13 years,68 shoreline modification permits were issued.
  3. 3. 1,690 linear feet of new rock bulkhead was installed. rock bulkhead = hard armoring
  4. 4. That’s 0.6% of the island’s53 miles of shoreline, or roughly1/16 of an inch of new bulkhead for every foot of shoreline.
  5. 5. 1,690 feet in 13 yearsequals 130 feet per year It’s old math, but it still works.
  6. 6. At 130 feet per year, it wouldtake 1,076 years to modify the remaining 50 percent of our shoreline...
  7. 7. if property owners felt itwas necessary, and if it were lawful to do so.
  8. 8. But wait just a doggone minute!
  9. 9. The permits grantedfrom 1997-2010 include restoration projects.
  10. 10. When completed, they will result in a 750 foot net reduction of hard shoreline armoring. 2,440 ft removed - 1,690 ft installed = 750 foot reduction That’s 57.7 feet per year.
  11. 11. At that rate, the entire 53 miles of shoreline would be freeof hard armoring in 4,850 years!
  12. 12. OK, that’s unlikely...
  13. 13. but it shows that restorationprojects will keep the island from being completely armored.
  14. 14. And that’s a good thing, right?
  15. 15. Dept. of Ecology staffers andlocal planners tell us it’s a good thing, so it must be.
  16. 16. Want to know more? Google us!Bainbridge Shoreline Homeowners

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