Sand Ridge Migration Apalachicola River, Florida.
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS
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The migration rate of subaqueous sand ridges was measured in two reaches of the Apalachicola River, Florida, from 25 June to 31 July 1968. At Site One, 9 miles above the rivers mouth, ridge movement was irregular and inconclusive because current velocities were near the critical value for short-term measurement of migration and because of the proximity of the cruise tracks to the turbulent zone near shore. At Site Two, 12 12 miles above the rivers mouth, ridge movement was more regular and active. Historical records indicate these ridges have formed within the past year as a result of a decrease in river discharge. At both sites, measured ridge heights ranged from one foot to four feet with wavelengths of 30 to 150 feet. Migration rates of individual ridges ranged from 0 to 4.5 ftday. Author
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology