Federal Beach Replenishment



Subsidy Type


Committees of Jurisdiction

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

$98 FY 16 Budget Score (in mil.)
$978 FY 16-25 Budget Score (in mil.)

Beach nourishment is intended to address the problem of beach erosion. Many experts concede, however, that this process does not actually prevent erosion, but only provides a temporary solution to maintaining the width of a beach. Federal taxpayers pay millions every year to pump sand onto beaches, sand that inevitably and almost immediately washed back out to sea.

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