Accession Number : ADA256157
Title : Beach Response to the Redington Shores Florida Breakwater
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
Personal Author(s) : Chu, Yen-Hsi ; Martin, Thomas
Report Date : Sep 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 49
Abstract : Redington Shores is located on the west coast of Florida on the barrier island, Sandy Key, in Pinellas County. A detached offshore breakwater, located to the west of Redington Shores, was constructed in 1986. The breakwater was designed by the US Army Engineer District, Jacksonville, to control beach erosion and re- duce beach nourishment requirements. This paper presents the beach response at Redington Shores to this breakwater. Initial shoreline response described in Dean and Pope (1987) for the pre- and post-construction period, september 1984 to November 1986, is summarized. The subsequent shoreline changes monitored and documented by the Jacksonville District (US Army Corps of Engineers 1989) for the post-construction period, April 1986 to February 1988, and the post- renourishment shoreline response data are analyzed and interpreted along with the regional wave climate.
Descriptors : *BEACH EROSION , EROSION , CONSTRUCTION , BARRIERS , CLIMATE , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , OFFSHORE STRUCTURES , BEACHES , BREAKWATERS , FLORIDA , ISLANDS , OFFSHORE
Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE