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Title: Environmental Assessment : Palm Beach Harbor, Operations and Maintenance Activities : Palm Beach Harbor-Lake Worth Inlet, Palm Beach County Florida
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District
Keywords: Dredging
Lake Worth Inlet (Fla.)
Palm Beach County (Fla.)
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Abstract: The Federal channel at Palm Beach Harbor rapidly shoals requiring routine dredging events to maintain authorized project depths allowing for safe navigation. Dredged material placement is typically on the beach or in the adjacent nearshore. Recent dredging events have placed material either on the beach south of the inlet or in the nearshore template also south of the inlet. This mimics the littoral drift process of sand naturally migrating to the south. It also provides hurricane and storm damage reduction benefits for shoreline infrastructure. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District (Corps), is proposing additional placement options. These options include extending the beach placement template immediately south of the inlet (R 76-79) by approximately 1350 ft (R 79-80.5). placement at Mid-Town (R95-101.4), and a combination of these two alternatives. The primary objective of this project is to maintain a safe. navigable entrance channel. and to maximize the beneficial use of maintenance material by placing beach quality sand where it may best be utilized.
Description: Environmental Assessment
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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