Articifical Nourishment at Varadero Beach, Cuba

by Maurice L. Schwartz, Western Washington Univ, Bellingham, United States,
Jose Luis Juanes Marti, Western Washington Univ, Bellingham, United States,
Jorge Foyo Herrera, Western Washington Univ, Bellingham, United States,
Guillermo Garcia Montero, Western Washington Univ, Bellingham, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Sediments

Abstract: Following severe storm damage at Varadero Beach during the winter of 1986-87, beach nourishment was carried out at Punta Blanca (17,000 m3), Hotel Kawama (50,000 m3) and Villa Herradura (61,000 m3). The sediment brought in was similar in composition to, but slightly coarser than, the original beach sand. The success of the Villa Herradura emplacement is attested to by the retention of 80% of the fill volume over the next one-year period. A further replenishment project (340,000 m3) was initiated in the summer of 1990.

Subject Headings: Beach nourishment | Developing countries | Sand (hydraulic) | Fills | Sandy soils | Commercial buildings | Winter | Sediment | Storms | Cuba

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