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Shoreline delineations for 21 Subestuaries in the Chesapeake Bay 2010-2014.

January 27, 2021

In many coastal regions throughout the world, there is increasing pressure to harden shorelines to protect human infrastructures against sea level rise, storm surge, and erosion. These data reflect the digitization of the shorelines of 21 sub-estuaries throughout the Chesapeake Bay (USA) as observed from 2010 through 2014. Shoreline segments are classified into one of seven shoreline types: bulkhead, riprap, developed, natural marsh, Phragmites-dominated marsh, sandy beach, and forest. These data were collected as part of a larger effort to understand the impacts of shoreline hardening on waterbird community integrity.