Chesapeake Bay Field Modeling and Monitoring Projects

by Wesley E. Coleman, Jr., USAE Baltimore District, Baltimore, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Engineering Practice


'Traditional' erosion control measures often do not meet the corps of Engineers' requirement for economic justification. The costs of these measures are much greater than the benefits provided. The costs are also prohibitive to property owners seeking shoreline protection. The Chesapeake Bay Shoreline Erosion Study has provided information for designing offshore breakwaters more cost-effectively to encourage implementation of these measures in the interest of Bay-wide improvement. Offshore breakwaters were installed at two locations in the Bay, and their performance was monitored.

Subject Headings: Bays | Erosion | Project management | Breakwaters | Coastal protection structures | Benefit cost ratios | Shoreline protection | Offshore structures

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