Accession Number : ADA358434
Title : Shinnecock Inlet, New York, Site Investigation. Report 2: Evaluation of Sand Bypass Options.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
Personal Author(s) : Williams, Gregory L. ; Morang, Andrew ; Lillycrop, Linda
Report Date : DEC 1998
Pagination or Media Count : 153
Abstract : The U.S. Army Engineer District, New York, is conducting several shore protection studies along the south shore of Long Island, New York. Shinnecock Inlet is the easternmost of six openings in the barrier island chain that runs along the south shore of Long Island and the inlet falls within the largest shore protection effort, the "Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation Study (FIMPRS)." Under FIMPRS, coastal processes, shore protection, and flood damage reduction alternatives are being examined from Fire Island Inlet eastward to Montauk Point. This report discusses the geologic history of the inlet and using the results of a coastal processes study, evaluates ebb shoal morphology and longshore transport processes as they relate to sand management (bypass) options. Five bypass options are evaluated based on cost, operational effectiveness, and sand source location. A decision matrix is included to compare alternatives.
Descriptors : *SHORE PROTECTION , COASTAL REGIONS , SAND , ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT , FLOODS , INLETS , DAMAGE CONTROL.
Subject Categories : PHYSICAL AND DYNAMIC OCEANOGRAPHY
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE