57 Years of Coastal Engineering Practice at a Problem Inlet: Indian River Inlet, Delaware

by Jeffrey A. Gebert, US Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia, United States,
Keith D. Watson, US Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia, United States,
Augustus T. Rambo, US Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Engineering Practice

Abstract: This paper presents a review of Indian River Inlet's behavior in its natural state prior to jetty construction and summarizes the level of understanding of coastal processes and inlet-bay tidal hydraulics as seen from the perspective of the coastal engineers/designers working to improve the inlet in 1935. The paper also reviews the types of analyses applied in developing remedial plans for the interior and ocean shoreline problems, and summarizes the performance of the erosion control features which have been constructed.

Subject Headings: Inlets (waterway) | Coastal environment | Hydraulics | Rivers and streams | Engineering profession | Tides | Sea water | Ocean engineering | North America | Delaware | United States

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