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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.)
Regional Sediment Management Program (U.S.)
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Regional Sediment Management Program (U.S.)) ; 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.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL CHETN-XIV-51
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
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