Initial Shoreline Response at the Presque Isle Erosion Control Project

by Michael C. Mohr, U.S. Army Engineer District Buffalo, Buffalo, United States,
Monica Ippolito, U.S. Army Engineer District Buffalo, Buffalo, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Sediments


Construction of the Presque Isle Shoreline Erosion Control Project in Lake Erie at Erie, PA began October 1989 and consists of fifty-eight offshore segmented breakwaters with beachfill. The breakwaters are 45.7 meters (150 feet) long each with a crest elevation of 2.4m (8.0 ft) above Low Water Datum (LWD = 173.31m (568.6 ft) International Great Lakes Datum) and are separated by a gap of 106.7m (350 ft). Construction is scheduled to be completed no later than November 1992. Littoral processes, construction sequence and initial shoreline response due to the completed breakwaters with a comparison to existing empirical methods are presented.

Subject Headings: Project management | Shoreline protection | Erosion | Littoral drift | Lakes | Breakwaters | Coastal protection structures | Offshore construction | Great Lakes | Lake Erie | Pennsylvania | United States

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