Design Guidance for Nearshore Berm Construction

by T. Neil McLellan, USAE Galveston District, Galveston, United States,
Nicholas C. Kraus, USAE Galveston District, Galveston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Sediments


Construction of nearshore berms has been gaining acceptance as a cost effective beneficial use of dredged material. This paper presents a systematic methodology for design and evaluation of nearshore berm projects. Example calculations are performed demonstrating the methodology and results are presented.

Subject Headings: Nearshore | Berms | Construction management | Construction materials | Dredged materials | Sediment transport | Construction costs | Construction methods

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