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Cliff Stabilization Advisory Committee (CSAC)
Overview and Background
The Board of County Commissioners, in response to the October 26, 2010, report, "Chesapeake Bay Cliff Erosion in Calvert County" provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Secretary John Griffin, resolved to form a Cliff Stabilization Advisory Committee. 

The Committee's goals were to study the Department of Natural Resources Report and make recommendations for erosion control and mitigation, inform affected property owners, and suggest recommended actions to the Board of Calvert County Commissioners.

The Committee was comprised of eighteen cliff property owners and/or civic or citizen association members and two ad hoc (non-voting) Community Planning & Building staff members.  The Committee met through early 2013 and provided the Board of County Commissioners with a final assessment in May 2014.  CSAC Report 

Cliff erosion specialists from various local, state, and federal agencies met with the Cliff Stabilization Advisory Committee to help the Committee analyze the various issues affecting cliff property owners.  

Curtis Larsen, U.S. Geological Survey:  Rising Sea Level in Chesapeake Bay

Curtis Larsen and Inga Clark, U.S. Geological Survey and Martha Herzog, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:  So, You'd Like to Stop Shore Erosion Along the Calvert Cliffs. You'd Better Think Before you Act

C. Barry Knisley, Randolph-Macon College: Puritan and Northeastern Beach Tiger Beetles: Threatened Species in Calvert County

Turner B. Edil, Ph.D., Universitsy of Wisconsin: Erosion of Coastal Slopes and Landslides

C. Scott Hardaway, Jr., Virginia Institute of Marine Science:  Design and Performance of Shore Protection Structures in Chesapeake Bay

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