Tarpon Springs’ Man-Made Beaches, Nature Forces, and Their Management

Discuss the natural forces of the man-made beaches in Tarpon Springs and how people battle these forces.

Describe Tarpon Springs and highlight some of the man-made beaches. Pay attention to how the wind affects both sides of the island and how water circulation determines whether we have an erosional or depositional environment. Introduce how people battle these forces when we discuss causeways, riprap, and sea walls. Touch upon salinity and brackish water as well.