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back·shore

 (băk′shôr′)
n.
The area of shore lying between the average high-tide mark and the vegetation, affected by waves only during severe storms.

backshore

(ˈbækˌʃɔː)
n
the area of a beach above the usual high tide mark

backshore

The area of a beach extending from the limit of high water foam lines to dunes or extreme inland limit of the beach.
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Dunes weren't needed for protection in this area because of the naturally high backshore, so they weren't included in the Corps's project.
Equilibrium can be restored only if the foreshore is raised by debris removed from the freshly exposed backshore.
The reverse is theoretically true; the beach profile will migrate downwards and lakeward in response to accretion of beach grade sediment in the backshore through landward transport of near-shore bottom sediment.
In the 1980s, the diversity of plant species on the backshore and primary dunes was declining.
Locally, the Precambrian Shield in the study area consists of a Precambrian quartzite (Churchill quartzite) and recent foreshore sand deposits and backshore aeolian sandy deposits (Beals, 1968).