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Title: Coastal response to the Port Sheldon jetties at Pigeon Lake, Michigan
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Detroit District
Hansen, Mark (Mark Erik)
Underwood, Steven G.
Keywords: Erosion
Downdrift effects of jetties
Historical bathymetric analysis
Mitigation of shoreline loss
Shoreline erosion
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; CERC-91-4.
Description: Miscellaneous paper
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact, if any, of the jetties at the entrance to Pigeon Lake, Michigan (Port Sheldon), on adjacent shorelines and nearshore zones. Analysis of historical shoreline position and bathymetry data in the vicinity of Port Sheldon indicates approximately 810,600 cu yd of material has been trapped by the jetties since construction in 1964. At present, it appears that the fillet areas adjacent to the jetties have volumetrically stabilized and that natural sand bypassing may be occurring around the lakeward tips of the jetties. Results of this study identified a zone of slightly higher erosion 3,000 to 9,000 ft south of the jetties related to jetty construction.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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