Nearshore Berms: An Evaluation of Prototype Designs

by Mary C. Allison, Coastal Engineering Research Cent, Vicksburg, United States,
Cheryl Burke Pollock, Coastal Engineering Research Cent, Vicksburg, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93


The US Army Corps of Engineers continually seeks new ways to use clean dredged material. In recent years, placement of this material in shallow water to construct nearshore berms has become widely accepted. Nearshore berms can provide such benefits as reducing erosive wave action on the beach and providing materials to the littoral system. Proper design guidance can enhance these potential benefits Many existing nearshore berms, even though placed prior to the development of existing design criteria, conform to a majority of the criteria.

Subject Headings: Nearshore | Berms | Dredged materials | Water waves | Wave action | Beaches | Littoral zones | Coastal management | United States

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