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Title: Behavior of beach fill at Ocean City, New Jersey
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Philadelphia District
United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
Watts, George M.
Keywords: Ocean City, New Jersey
Shore protection
Beach erosion
Beach nourishment
Beach fill
Issue Date: Feb-1956
Publisher: United States, Beach Erosion Board
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical memorandum (United States. Beach Erosion Board) ; no. 77.
Description: Technical Memorandum
From the Introduction: During the years 1949 to 1952, a study of beach erosion at Ocean City, New Jersey was made by the Corps of Engineers in cooperation with the city of Ocean City to determine the causes of the erosion along the Ocean City beach front and the shore of Great Egg Inlet, and to recommend measures for the prevention of further erosion and the restoration of eroded beaches. A comprehensive analysis of the problem led to the conclusion that the most suitable plan of protection for the problem area consisted of artificial placement of suitable sand on the ocean shore and extension of seven existing stone groins. The groin extensions were to be constructed only when experience with the fill should indicate the need therefor. The complete reports on the study are published in House Document No. 184, 83rd Congress. Due to the acute conditions of the beach front at Ocean City, the State of New Jersey and city of Ocean City proceeded promptly toward accomplishment of the beach fill portion of the foregoing plan. The beach fill was initiated in May 1952 and completed in July 1952. The material for the fill was dredged from the tidal waters in back of Ocean City and placed on the ocean beach by pipeline. The total quantity thus placed was about 2,550,000 cubic yards. In addition to the basic hydrographic survey of 1949 made during the study of the erosion problem, surveys of the beach and offshore zones were made at intervals after placement of the beach fill. The dates of surveys were August 1952, March, July and October 1953 and March 1955. The present study analyzes the periodic field survey data with a view to evaluating the movement and effectiveness of the beach fill.
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