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Title: Wave action and breakwater location, Vermilion Harbor, Ohio : hydraulic model investigation
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Buffalo District
Brasfeild, Charles W.
Keywords: Breakwaters
Hydraulic models
Lake Erie
Vermilion Harbor
Water waves
Wave action
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; H-70-5.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: A hydraulic model investigation of the wave action problem at Vermilion Harbor, Ohio, was conducted to test and develop plans of improvement proposed for reducing wave heights at the harbor entrance and in the outer reaches of the Vermilion River channel to a satisfactory level. The 1:75-scale model, molded in cement mortar, reproduced approximately one-half mile of the Lake Erie shoreline on each side of the harbor entrance, about 3600 ft of the river channel, several boat mooring lagoons off the main channel, and sufficient underwater contoured area to permit accurate simulation of storm-wave action. A 52-ft-long wave machine and electrical wave height measuring and recording apparatus were utilized in model operation. It was concluded that an offshore breakwater, approximately 700 ft long, installed perpendicular to the entrance channel center line and 200 ft from the outer end of the existing east channel pier would provide adequate protection from wave action in the immediate vicinity of the harbor entrance and in the lower reaches of the river channel at the entrances to the lagoons.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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