Accession Number:

ADA007422

Title:

Physical, Chemical, and Biological Characteristics of Nearshore Zone of Sand Key, Florida, Prior to Beach Restoration. Volume I,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE PANAMA CITY FLA PANAMA CITY LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

699.0

Abstract:

Continuing erosion along the gulf side of Sand Key, Fl., has reduced desirable beach area and rendered shore installations vulnerable to storm damage. Authorized by the River and Harbor Act of 1966, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to restore the damaged beaches and, as necessary, to periodically nourish them to control further erosion. The purpose of the report is to define some of the major physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the nearshore zone off Sand Key prior to restoration. Also included are results of a supplemental study on the effects of hydraulic dredging for emergency restoration of Sunset Beach on Treasure Island, Fl., and an extensive bibliography of published and unpublished information pertinent to the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the nearshore zone.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE