Beach Stabilization Design

by Lee Johnson, Lee Johnson Consultants Inc, Seattle, WA, USA,
Wolf Bauer, Lee Johnson Consultants Inc, Seattle, WA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


There is a need for aesthetically pleasing and environmentally satisfactory solutions for protecting, renovating and restoring eroding semi-protected coastal beaches such as those found in Puget Sound. By using geohydraulic design principles, many semi-protected eroding coastal beaches can be stabilized. In applicable cases, the solution is based on natural beach systems using coarse granular materials to create an artificial porous beach within a confined area. This solution; however, is not generally applicable to open ocean coastal beaches.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Porous media | Hydraulic design | Beaches | Aesthetics | Environmental issues | Engineering mechanics | Hydraulic engineering | Washington | United States

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