Analysis of the Performance of the Prefabricated Erosion Prevention (P.E.P.) Reef System, Town of Palm Beach, Florida
Coastal engineering technical note
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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A prefabricated erosion prevention P.E.P. reef was installed during the summer months of 1992 and 1993, at the Town of Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, FL. The reef was constructed at the Midtown segment of the Palm Beach Shore Protection Project. The structure consists of 330 interlocking wedge-shaped concrete modules placed approximately 76 m 250 ft offshore, in 2.9 m 9.4 ft National Geodetic Vertical Datum NGVD of water. The total length of the structure is 1,273 m 4,176 ft, including a 66-m 216-ft gap near the north end for a submerged cable easement. The purpose of the structure is to reduce incident wave energy, allowing accretion of sediment in the lee of the structure.
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