Heavy Metal Accumulation in Subsurface, Estuarine Sediments and Inferences for Anthropogenic Enrichment: N.W. Florida Coast
In an attempt to quantify the degree of contamination and the thickness of the contaminated subsurface sedimentary wedge, approximately 100 samples were extracted from the cores and subjected...

Comprehensive Analysis of Physical Processes in a Coastal Lagoon: New Insights for Estuarine Management
Long-term observations of physical processes in the Indian River Lagoon have been analyzed to resolve the various forcings and boundary conditions that control episodic salt intrusion,...

Florida's Marine Turtle Protection Program: Seeking Solutions
The State of Florida is attempting to assist in the recovery of endangered and threatened marine turtles. This paper describes the multi-leveled approach being utilized to address threats...

Relocating Erosion-Threatened Buildings—A Study of North Carolina Housemoving
Relocation moves the existing building if it becomes threatened by erosion. Each option has its own tradeoffs - advantages and disadvantages, that should be evaluated for the particular...

Strategies for Estuarine Management: Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
In 1990, FDNR initiated the development of a strategic plan that identified significant resource threats to the Rookery bay estuary, and five primary resource management strategies in...

Origin, Development and Stratigraphy of Tidal Deltas at Hurricane Pass, Pinellas County, Florida—An Example of Modern Tidal Delta Architecture from a Microtidal Coast
Sequential analysis of aerial photographs taken between 1926 and 1990 have helped to define the morphological development of the tidal deltas at Hurricane Pass, and along with other historical...

Beach Fill Performance at the Lido Beach, Florida, Groin
Lido Beach on the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota, Florida traditionally has been used as a placement area for sand dredged from the adjacent New Pass federal navigation project. At the end...

Relationship Between Wave Climate and Performance of a Recently Nourished Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Pinellas County, Florida
A large beach nourishment project was completed at Indian Rocks Beach on the central Gulf coast of Florida in December of 1990. The performance of the project has been monitored monthly...

Monitoring the Evolution of a Beach Nourishment Project
Despite the increasing popularity of beach nourishment in response to coastal erosion, few projects have been monitored sufficiently to allow quantification of the sediment transport mechanisms...

Selecting the Optimum Dune Height for Panama City Beaches, Florida
The Panama City Beaches, Florida, study area is located in the northwest Florida panhandle between Philips Inlet and the Panama City Harbor entrance channel. Currently the area has an...

Environmental Impacts on a Beach Nourishment Borrow Area, Manatee County, Florida
The author describes how environmental restraints affected a beach nourishment project in Manatee County, Florida. The project's principal sand source contained 24 million cubic yards...

Vegetation Monitoring of Beach Nourishment
The Gulf Islands National Seashore portion of Perdido Key, Florida is the site of a five year project established to monitor the response of undisturbed native barrier island plant communities...

Tidal Pumping Effects in Coastal Loop Canals
During the last half century the world's coastal zones have been rapidly developed and urbanized, especially in the industrialized world. The coastline of the State of Florida is a typical...

Performance of an Upland Source Nourishment Project Honeymoon Island, Florida
Honeymoon Island is a barrier island located on the central Gulf coast of Florida. The history of the island demonstrates both natural and engineered changes in island shape and orientation...

Geologic Assessments and Characterization of Marine Sand Resources—Gulf of Mexico Region
The U.S. Geological Survey conducts geologic surveys and research in marine areas of the United States and its territories and possessions. An objective in some of the investigations is...

Coastal America Gulf of Mexico Region Implementation Strategy
The Gulf of Mexico Regional Implementation Team (GMRIT) is composed of Federal and State agency representatives from the five Gulf Coast States of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama,...

Indian River Lagoon Consensus Management, Florida
The Indian River Lagoon, Florida is a bar-built estuarine system extending along forty percent of Florida's Atlantic coast. While one of the earliest mapped features in North America,...

Design Hydrographs in Coastal Wetland Watersheds
The use of synthetic unit-hydrographs for hydraulic design in ungaged watersheds has been an accepted practice for over 50 years. In southeastern U.S. coastal regions, which contain extremely...

Lessons from Hurricane Andrew's Effects on Hydraulic Structures
Documentation and description of Andrew's effects on open channels and other hydraulic structures in South Dade County, Florida, are presented, based on observations made during field...

Linking Hydrologic and Hydraulic Routing Models in Low Relief Basins of South Florida
Combined use of hydrologic and hydraulic routing models to analyze the rainfall-runoff processes during a storm event is a common practice. In this approach, a hydrologic model is employed...

 

 

 

 

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