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Title: Passage Key Inlet, Florida : CMS modeling and borrow site impact analysis
Authors: Legault, Kelly R.
Rayaprolu, Sirisha.
Keywords: Coastal engineering--Computer simulation.
Beach nourishment.
Ocean currents.
Sediment transport.
Anna Maria Island (Fla.)
Tampa Bay (Fla.)
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Regional Sediment Management Program (U.S.).
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CHL ; CHETN-XIV-51
Abstract: Purpose: This Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note (CHETN) describes the use of a nested Coastal Modeling System (CMS) model for Passage Key Inlet, which is one of the connections between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay in southwest Florida (Figure 1). CMS was used to examine any potential impacts of a proposed borrow site on tidal currents, wave climate, or wave-driven sediment transport at Passage Key Inlet. This analysis resulted in issuing a new Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) permit to award a Flood Control and Coastal Emergency (FCCE) beach nourishment contract in the wake of Tropical Storm Debby which occurred in June 2012. Active projects existing in this region include the Pinellas County Shore Protection Project (SPP), Tampa Harbor Deepening Project, Manatee County SPP at Anna Maria Island, the City of Sarasota SPP at Lido Key, Sarasota County SPP at Venice Beach, and a number of federally authorized channels. Local projects exist at Longboat Key and Siesta Key. This study was supported by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District (SAJ) and the USACE Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) through the USACE Regional Sediment Management (RSM) Program.
Appears in Collections:CHETN - SECTION 14 - Regional Sediment Management
Technical Note

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