Effectiveness of Spur Jetties at Siuslaw River, Oregon. Report 1, Prototype Monitoring Study.
Technical rept. no. 1,
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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In 1985, the rubble-mound jetties at the entrance to the Suislaw River, Florence, OR, were extended offshore. In addition, on the ocean side of each jetty, one long spur oriented 45 deg to the main structure was constructed shoreward of the seaward end of each of the twin jetties. The spur system was investigated as a cost-reducing alternative to significant linear jetty length extension which would reduce sediment shoaling and dredging requirements in the channel and improve navigability. Cost reductions were expected in reduced maintenance dredging and in actual construction and material cost. Monitoring and evaluation of the jetty system were conducted through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Monitoring of Completed Coastal Projects MCCP Program by the Coastal Engineering Research Center CERC in coordination with the U.S. Army Engineer District, Portland NPP. Data collected during field monitoring of the area are related to incident wave conditions. Spur-induced current patterns and sediment deposition patterns, along with annual dredging records are analyzed to evaluate structure performance. The favorable results of this MCCP study substantiate physical model test findings and indicate potential application of spur jetties at other sites.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Civil Engineering