Case Study: Downdrift Benefits Four Miles and Six Years from a Gravelly Beach Nourishment on Lake Michigan

by Charles Johnson, US Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91

Abstract: A Corps of Engineers gravel feeder-beach nourishment at New Buffalo, MI, in late 1980 - early 1981 gave an excellent opportunity to observe the downdrift progress of the gravel. This paper describes the passage of this material through two small shorefront villages 3 to 4 miles downdrift.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Beach nourishment | Lakes | Coastal management | Gravels | Construction materials | Erosion | Sand (hydraulic) | Sandy soils | Sand (material) | Lake Michigan | Michigan | North America | United States

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