Of the five New England states with a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, New Hampshire's 40-mile coast is the shortest. About 28 miles of coastline are privately owned, 10 miles are owned by state and local government, and two miles are owned by the federal government. The state has approximately 4,075 miles of rivers and streams, the lowest number in New England next to Rhode Island's 724.
The Corps has constructed six shore and bank protection projects in New Hampshire to stem erosion of the shoreline and riverbanks. Two of these projects were built to protect the shoreline and four were constructed to strengthen inland streambanks. Total construction costs amount to $1.5 million.
The following pages describe the Corps' shore and bank protection projects in New Hampshire.
Shore and Bank Protection Projects: