Environmentally Friendly Transport of Reservoir Sediment for Beach Nourishment with EDDY Pump

by Harry P. Weinrib,
Choule J. Sonu, (M.ASCE),

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sand Rights '99: Bringing Back the Beaches


Sand impounded behind hydroelectric, flood-control and debris dams not only diminishes the intended function of the reservoir, but also starves downstream coastline by denying natural arrival of beach-forming material. Eddy Pump is a unique dynamic slurry pump that not only overcomes environmental difficulties but also provides important cost advantages by pumping more tons per hour of sand, gravel, and even cobble, energy savings, increase in logistics and working efficiency, and decrease in actual operational time.

Subject Headings: Sediment transport | Pumps | Reservoirs | Beach protection and nourishment | Eddy (fluid dynamics) | Benefit cost ratios | Coastal management | Sand (hydraulic)

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