Sand Bypassing at Santa Barbara, California

by R. L. Wiegel,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 2, Pg. 1-30

Document Type: Journal Paper


Construction of breakwater interrupted littoral drift of sand; man-made harbor filled with sand, and downcoast beaches were nearly completely stripped of sand; at first harbor was dredged periodically, and lately nearly continuously, with sand being dumped downcoast to maintain these beaches; although costly, and not always satisfactory in all details, this method has in general adequately performed its function.

Subject Headings: Sand (hydraulic) | Sandy soils | Construction methods | Littoral drift | Ports and harbors | Beaches | Breakwaters | Littoral zones | California | United States

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