An Engineering Assessment of Hydrodynamics and Beach Response at Little River Inlet, NC-SC

by Monica A. Chasten, Coastal Engineering Research Cent, Vicksburg, United States,
Millard W. Dowd, Coastal Engineering Research Cent, Vicksburg, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Engineering Practice


The Waterways Experiment Station's (WES) Coastal Engineering Research Center (CERC) conducted an analysis for the U.S. Army Engineer District, Charleston (SAC) of the monitoring data collected at Little River Inlet, North and South Carolina from 1979 to 1989. The primary objectives of the first phase of this analysis were to summarize initial beach and nearshore response to the Little River Inlet navigation project, and assist SAC in developing dredged material management options. The second phase of this analysis is conducting a reconnaissance level review of the inlet thalweg stability, and developing recommendations for an inlet maintenance and/or monitoring plan to assist in the proposed dredging and nourishment operations within Little River Inlet.

Subject Headings: Hydrodynamics | Beaches | Rivers and streams | Inlets (waterway) | Dredged materials | Tides | Data collection | Hydrologic data | South Carolina | United States

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