Bluff Erosion Potential Index 

The Bluff Erosion Potential (BEP) Index graphically illustrates the potential for future land losses due to erosion in the vicinity of bluffs along the Pennsylvania coast of Lake Erie. The BEP Index provides a geometric estimate of the probable future locations of the bluff crest as the bluff face, toe, and crest retreat landward over extended time periods that approximate the lifetimes of residential and commercial structures. The estimated future position of the bluff crest is a useful proxy for estimating the relative erosion risk of tableland areas located adjacent to the bluff crest during future decades.

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