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|Coastal barrier island breaching, Part 2:Mechanical breaching and breach closure
|Wamsley, Ty V.
Kraus, Nicholas C.
Clean Water Act
Rivers and Harbors Act
|Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
|Technical note (Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering) ; IV-65.
PURPOSE: The Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note (CHETN) herein describes case studies of the mechanical closure and creation of coastal barrier island breaches. Emphasis is on breaches that form near inlets, with examples also given of breach opening for environmental enhancement. Part 1 in this technical note series reviews the causes of breaching and measures to prevent breaching (Kraus and Wamsley 2003). Subsequent technical notes will describe models under development in the Coastal Inlets Research Program (CIRP) for predicting the inception and evolution of breaches.
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