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NOAA Photo Library Image - r0023004

Barren Island before the planting. The work at Barren Island provided a valuable lesson. Geotubes were placed around the perimeter of the island to form a wave break but they failed and the dredge material was washed away behind the tubes. Wave breaks in the future will be constructed of rock, which is more expensive, but a better alternative.

Image ID: r0023004, NOAA's Restoration Center Collection
Location: Maryland, Barren Island, Dorchester County
Photo Date: 1998
Credit: NOAA Restoration Center, Chris Doley

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