Substantial erosion has also occurred farther west on the bayside, notably at the 1943 sand dike and near Little Bay.
To improve tidal flushing and to straighten the meandering navigation channel, a sand dike was constructed on the bayside of the inlet in 1943 near the south end of Island Beach State Park, which provided a deeper direct channel connecting the bay and ocean (Figure 2) (Seabergh et al.
Strong current flow on the bayside of the inlet is actively eroding the sand dike and transporting the sediment northward toward Oyster Creek Channel.
Reconnaissance along major streams in Shelby County, Tennessee, revealed earthquake-induced sand dikes in cut banks of the Wolf and Loosahatchie rivers.
The sand blows were fed by numerous vertical to shallow dipping sand dikes [less than]1 cm to 20 cm thick.