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Title: Analysis of the performance of the prefabricated erosion (P.E.P.) reef system, Town of Palm Beach, Florida
Authors: Martin, Thomas R.
Smith, J. Bailey.
Keywords: Prefabricated erosion prevention (P.E.P.) reef
Palm Beach, Florida
National Geodetic Vertical Datum
Wave energy
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-II-36.
Description: Technical note
Introduction: A prefabricated erosion prevention (P.E.P.) reef was installed during the summer months of 1992 and 1993, at the Town of Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, FL (Figure 1). The reef was constructed at the Midtown segment of the Palm Beach Shore Protection Project. The structure consists of 330 interlocking wedge-shaped concrete modules (Figure 2) placed approximately 76 m (250 ft) offshore, in 2.9 m (9.4 ft) (National Geodetic Vertical Datum) (NGVD)) of water. The total length of the structure is 1,273 m (4,176 ft), including a 66-m (216-a) gap near the north end for a submerged cable easement. The purpose of the structure is to reduce incident wave energy, allowing accretion of sediment in the lee of the structure.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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