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Title: A study of sand movement at South Lake Worth Inlet, Florida
Authors: United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
Watts, George M.
Keywords: Sand
Sand Movement
Lake Worth, Florida
Littoral Drift
Wave Energy
Sand-bypassing Plant
Sand Grain Analysis
Publisher: United States, Beach Erosion Board
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical memorandum (United States. Beach Erosion Board) ; no. 42.
Description: Technical Memorandum
From the introduction: The stationary sand pumping plant on the seaward end of the north jetty at South Lake Worth Inlet, Florida, was installed in 1937 as a means of intercepting the drifting sand from the north, passing the material across the inlet entrance, and depositing it on the shore south of the south jetty. This operation is intended to reduce the shoaling at the inner and outer ends of the inlet channel, and to supply sufficient material to maintain the shore south of the inlet. The plant is believed to be the first installation of its type in this country; therefore its design, and the shore processes involved have all been of considerable interest to those concerned with coastal engineering. Compilation and study of factual data associated with the plant should lead to a better understanding of the problem of by-passing sand at inlets. By a series of field measurements, attempts were made to investigate the effectiveness with which a fixed plant can pump the littoral material brought within reach of its intake by littoral forces, and to relate the volume of sand reaching the pump intake to the wave energy reaching adjacent shores.
A portion of the paper was delivered at the ASCE convention at Miami Beach, Florida, in June 1953.
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