A hydraulic model investigation of the wave action problem at Vermilion Harbor, Ohio, was conducted to test and develop plans of improvement proposed for reducing wave heights at the harbor entrance and in the outer reaches of the Vermilion River channel to a satisfactory level. The 1:75-scale model, molded in cement mortar, reproduced approximately one-half mile of the Lake Erie shoreline on each side of the harbor entrance, about 3,600 ft of the river channel, several boat mooring lagoons off the main channel, and sufficient underwater contoured area to permit accurate simulation of storm-wave action. A 52-ft-long wave machine and electrical wave height measuring and recording apparatus were utilized in model operation. It was concluded that an offshore breakwater, approximately 700 ft long, installed perpendicular to the entrance channel center line and 200 ft from the outer end of the existing east channel pier would provide adequate protection from wave action in the immediate vicinity of the harbor entrance and in the lower reaches of the river channel at the entrances to the lagoons. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Corps of Engineers

    Walla Walla, WA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Brasfield, C W
  • Publication Date: 1970-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #H-70-5 Tech. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM