Mitigation of Shore Damage Attributed to the Federal Navigation Structures at Ludington Harbor, Michigan.
Final environmental statement.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS DETROIT MI DETROIT DISTRICT
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The Corps of Engineers proposes to mitigate shore erosion in the vicinity of Ludington Harbor, Mason County, Michigan, that is attributable to the Federal navigation structures at the harbor. Studies have determined that the erosion problem is partly attributable to the navigation structures as well as other natural erosion processes. The plan considered most practical for this purpose entails the establishment and maintenance of two beach nourishment supply sites one north and one south of the harbor structures to provide immediate and continued relief to damaged shore areas. The unpolluted sediment accululation at or near the harbor mouth will serve as the source of material for the nourishment supply. The establishment and periodic sustenance of these areas will enable those quantities of littoral materials presently interrupted and diverted lakeward by the navigation structures to be restored to the shoredrift system.
- Civil Engineering