Charlotte Harbor Beach Nourishment

by Phillip F. Baumgardner, US Army Corps of Engineers, Construction-Operations Div, Jacksonville, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal


The project consisted of dredging approximately 300,000 cubic yards (229, 380 cubic meters) of material, utilizing a seagoing hopper dredge, from the entrance channel of Charlotte Harbor, Florida, and depositing the material on a badly eroded public beach and adjacent U. S. Coast Guard property on the Gulf of Mexico side of Gasparilla Island, in Lee County, Florida. Mobilization of a DeLong Pier Barge, one booster pump, shore pipe, and other equipment from Jacksonville, Florida, began on April 23, 1981. The U. S. Hopper Dredge McFARLAND arrived September 25, 1981, and pumped out 113 loads onto the beach, averaging just over 2,600 cubic yards (1. 988 cubic meters) per load, and completed the project on November 15, 1981.

Subject Headings: Material properties | Dredged materials | Ports and harbors | Beach nourishment | Beaches | Pumps | Load factors | Maintenance | Florida | United States | Gulf of Mexico

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