Mechanical Bypassing of Littoral Drift at Inlets

by G.M. Watts,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 1, Pg. 83-100

Document Type: Journal Paper


Brief examination of general processes of littoral drift movement at uncontrolled and controlled coastal inlets is presented; factors affecting mechanical bypassing of drift past inlet; general techniques of sand bypassing are examined, and types of plants used in operation are described; summary is given of all completed and active bypassing projects in United States.

Subject Headings: Littoral drift | Inlets (waterway) | Sand (hydraulic) | Sandy soils | United States

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