Cyclic Sedimentation in Agua Hedionda Lagoon, Sourthern California

by John R. Ritter, Hydrol.; U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways, Harbors and Coastal Engineering Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 4, Pg. 597-602

Document Type: Journal Paper


Agua Hedionda Lagoon is near Carlsbad, CA, and is near the middle of the Oceanside littoral sedimentation cell. Since its initial dredging in 1954, the lagoon has become a coastal sediment trap that must be dredged almost yearly. The purpose herein is to show the rate of sediment deposition in the lagoon from 1955 to 1961.

Subject Headings: Lagoons | Sediment | Dredging | Seas and oceans | Coastal environment | United States | California

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