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Title: Pinellas, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties, Florida; regional sediment budget
Authors: Legault, Kelly R.
Frey, Ashley E.
Keywords: Sediment transport
Littoral drift
Beach erosion
Computer simulation
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/TN;RSM-17-2
Abstract: This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Regional Sediment Management Technical Note (RSM-TN) describes the regionalization of a sediment budget spanning three counties over 70 miles of coastline using two lidar surveys obtained by the USACE Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetric Technical Center of Expertise. Volume change was determined between the first lidar survey during June 2006 and the second lidar survey during July 2010. The study area comprises the three counties of Pinellas, Manatee, and Sarasota, along the Gulf Coast shoreline of southwest Florida in the USACE Jacksonville District (SAJ). The region includes the entire shoreline from Clearwater Beach in Pinellas County to Venice Beach in Sarasota County, FL (Figure 2). Active projects in the study region include the Pinellas County Shore Protection Project (SPP) (USACE 2010), Tampa Harbor Navigation Project (deep draft), the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), 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 navigation channels. Local projects exist as well at Longboat Key and at Siesta Key. This study was supported by the SAJ and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center through the USACE Regional Sediment Management (RSM) Program.
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