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Title: Camp Ellis Beach, Saco Bay, Maine model study of beach erosion: coastal model investigation
Authors: Bottin, Robert R.
Mize, Marvin G.
Demirbilek, Zeki.
Keywords: Beach erosion--Maine
Shore protection--Maine
Breakwaters
Shore protection--Models
Issue Date: Aug-1995
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Series/Report no.: Technical Report ; CERC-95-11
Abstract: A 1:100-scale (undistorted) three-dimensional hydraulic model was used to investigate the effects of proposed modifications at Camp Ellis Beach, Saco Bay, ME, with regard to shoreline erosion at the site. The model reproduced about 2,438 m (8,000 ft) of the Maine shoreline, Camp Ellis Beach, the Saco River entrance, and sufficient offshore area in the Atlantic Ocean to permit generation of the required test waves. Proposed improvements consisted of roughening a portion of the existing Saco River north breakwater; installation of a sandfill, offshore berms, and spur jetties; and the removal of the existing north breakwater. Historical tests also were performed to aid in understanding formative processes at the site. A 24.4-m (80-ft-long) unidirectional, spectral wave generator, an automated data acquisition and control system, and a crushed coal tracer material were used in model operation.
Description: Technical Report
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/12525
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