Engineering Assessment of Hydrodynamics and Jetty Scour at Little River Inlet North and South Carolina
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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Little River Inlet is a shallow coastal inlet located on the Atlantic Ocean along the North Carolina South Carolina border. Construction by the US army Engineer District, Charleston SAC of a dual-jetty system at Little River Inlet began in March 1981 and was completed in July 1983. A detailed monitoring program conducted from 1979 through 1992 has documented the performance of the Little River Inlet project. A two-phase analysis of the monitoring data and navigation project was conducted by the Coastal Engineering Research Center CERC. The objectives of the first phase analysis were to summarize beach and near shore response to the Little River Inlet navigation project and assist SAC in developing dredged material management plans Chasten 1992. The second phase of analysis involved a reconnaissance-level review of the post-jetty thalweg evolution and stability, relative inlet hydrodynamics, and scour occurring at the jetty structures. This paper summarizes the second phase of the CERC study and performance of the Little River Inlet navigation project.
- Civil Engineering