Performance of Structural Alternatives for Sediment Control at North Jetty, Grays Harbor, Washington

The US Army Corps of engineers (USACE) has undertaken a thorough study of coastal processes in and around the entrance to Grays Harbor, Washington, in order to optimize the performance of the North Jetty. As part of this study, detailed numerical modeling of 2D nearshore circulation and sediment transport was conducted to evaluate the impacts of a number of structural alternatives on waves, water levels, nearshore circulation and the resulting sediment transport relative to existing conditions (MacDonald et al., 2003). This work was done to examine the sensitivity of these impacts to variations in nearshore bathymetry. This paper summarizes the approach and findings of this fine-scale nearshore modeling work.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1023-1034
  • Monograph Title: Coastal Structures 2003

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  • Accession Number: 01004058
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407339
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 23 2005 7:10AM