Coastal Protection Guidelines, Orange County, GA

by Craig H. Everts, (M.ASCE), Moffatt & Nichol, Long Beach, CA, USA,
Jerry Sterling, (M.ASCE), Moffatt & Nichol, Long Beach, CA, USA,
Floyd McLellen, (F.ASCE), Moffatt & Nichol, Long Beach, CA, USA,
Jim Miller, (A.M.ASCE), Moffatt & Nichol, Long Beach, CA, USA,
Don Cotner, (M.ASCE), Moffatt & Nichol, Long Beach, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


As a result of coastal storms in the past several years the County of Orange (California) incurred large and unanticipated costs in providing emergency protection for private shorefront dwellings. Many of those dwellings were badly damaged because of inadequate design to counter ocean wave forces. In 1984, the County initiated a study to provide objective coastal design data and to establish uniform minimum design standards for protective devices such as seawalls and revetments, and for pile-supported dwellings. Coastal property owners and regulatory officials benefit by the availability of the data and guidelines for use in the design of new coastal protective devices and structures, and in evaluating the adequacy of existing devices and structures.

Subject Headings: Ocean waves | Coastal protection structures | Sea water | Water waves | Wave forces | Standards and codes | Sea walls | California | United States

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