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Coastal Zone Management

Coastal Zones


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The coastal zone is defined as the area along the shore where the ocean meets the land as the surface of the land rises above the ocean. This land and water interface includes barrier islands, estuaries, beaches, coastal wetlands, and land areas having direct drainage to the ocean.


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