Sediment Budget and Coastal Hazards

While in the field this past Saturday, we had the opportunity to observe how sediment is dispersed along the Connecticut coast and talk about the origin of the sediment. From glacial lake Hitchcock, several subaqueous fans (deltas) were created. As the glacier retreated, the delta morphosequences were deposited further and further north. These deposits are what make up CT beaches today! While you are on these beaches, notice the medium grained sand that comprises the beaches indicating you are located on the more distal part of an old delta. Pictured below is Rocky Neck, a beach in CT.