Quantification of Net Shore-Drift Rates in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca

by R. Scott Wallace, Western Washington Univ, Bellingham, WA, USA,
Maurice L. Schwartz, Western Washington Univ, Bellingham, WA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87

Abstract: The objective in this study was to determine the annual rate of net shore-drift at selected sites within Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. These sites were selected based on a review of the qualitative net shore-drift studies carried out by former Western Washington University graduate students. Obtaining data for this study required the use of three different methods: field measurement of sediment accumulation at drift obstructions; extrapolation of spit growth using aerial photographs and historical maps; and evaluation of maintenance-dredging volumes at navigation channels.

Subject Headings: Shores | Sediment transport | Site investigation | Field tests | Flow measurement | Colleges and universities | Engineering education | North America | United States | Washington | Delaware

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