Cumberland Sound Monitoring. Report 1. 1988 Data Collection Report
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB
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The original Kings Bay facility, located adjacent to Cumberland Sound in southeast Georgia, was designed and developed as an emergency Army Munitions Operation Transportation facility in the late 1950s. Initial channel depths were authorized at 32 ft mean low water. The facility was never placed into operational use and was in a standby mobilization status with channel depths of about 32 ft. Figure 1 shows the general Cumberland Sound and Kings Bay area. In July 1978, ownership of the Kings Bay facility was transferred to the Department of the Navy for use as a Naval submarine base for Poseidon class submarines. Between July 1978 and July 1979, approximately 8.6 million cu yds of material were removed for Poseidon facility expansion. The most recent changes to the channel, to accommodate the trident submarines, included widening the approach channel to 500 ft and deeping it to 46 ft deeping the ocean entrance channel to 49 ft etc. Water levels, electrical conductivity, water temperature, and salinities were measured in the Cumberland Sound study area during March 1988 through December 1988. The data were collected as part of a long-term study to assess, through comparisons to earlier data collection programs, if changes to the estuarine processes of the study area have occurred. Water levels, electrical conductivity, water temperature and salinities, were measured in the Cumberland Sound study area during March 1988 - December 1988. The data were collected as part of 2 long-term study to assess, through comparisons to earlier data collection programs if changes to the estuarine processes of the study area have occurred. This report describes the equipment and procedures used in the data collection effort and presents tables and plots of representative data.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering