Defining Tidal Datums
Coastal engineering technical note
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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For the design of most coastal projects, a knowledge of the tidal variations at a specific site is required since the minimum and maximum expected water levels are important design considerations. In addition, it is necessary to relate these water level fluctuations to a fixed land point of known elevation. Such a point is called a bench mark. This information is needed to design such projects as coastal protection structures including beach fills, harbor improvements, and navigation channels.
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