Noyo River and Harbor, California, Design for Wave and Surge Protection; Coastal Model Investigation
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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A 175-scale undistorted hydraulic model was used to determine both short- and long- period wave conditions and river flow conditions in Noyo River and Harbor as a result of various breakwater configurations at the entrance. The model reproduced the river from its mouth to point approximately 15,000 ft upstream, both Noyo Harbor and Dolphin Marina located on the south bank, approximately 3,500 ft of the California shoreline on each side of the river mouth, Noyo Cove, and sufficient offshore area in the Pacific Ocean to permit generation of the required test waves. Some improvement plans included the use of dolosse armor units for breakwaters constructed in Noyo Cove seaward of the river entrance. A 45-ft long wave generator, crushed coal sediment tracer material, and an automated data acquisition and control system were utilized in model operation.
- Civil Engineering