Department

Landscape Architecture Department

Degree Name

BLA in Landscape Architecture

Date

3-2015

Advisor(s)

Cesar Torres Bustamante

Abstract/Summary

Moor Movement establishes a mechanized docking system for unpredictable shoreline fluctuations on inland lakes and reservoirs. Due to climate change and warmer global temperatures, the threat of ocean level rise has initiated massive proposals to address the interface between ocean and man-made infrastructure. While this is a monumental problem, ocean level rise is not the only immediate threat. The recently declared emergency drought conditions in California are finally bringing attention to inland lakes and reservoirs. While ocean levels might rise 2-7 feet in 100 years, a lake could drop 100 feet in 5 years. What happens to access roads, marinas, docks, beaches, and other facilities that were once “waterfront?” This project specifically models as a recreational demonstration on Boulder Beach, Lake Mead, where water levels are 149 feet low. Boulder Beach hosts around a million visitors and recreational enthusiasts from Las Vegas and surrounding communities every year.

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