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Title: Investigation of shoaling in the federal navigation channel, Waukegan Harbor, Illinois
Authors: Demirbilek, Zeki
Lin, Lihwa
Wethington, John A.
Nguyen, Mike V.
Bucaro, David F.
Ott, Monica A.
Schmidt, Joel L.
Hoxsie, Alex R.
Goodpaster, Steven R.
Theuerkauf, Ethan J.
Horstman, Philip
Kluza, Witold
Keywords: Breakwaters
Section 107 Study
Sedimentation and deposition
Sediment transport
Water currents
Water levels
Water waves
Waukegan (Ill.)
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CHL TR-20-12
Abstract: Persistent and excessive shoaling occurs in the Outer Harbor and Approach Channel of the Waukegan Harbor, Illinois. This report describes a numerical modeling study performed for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, to evaluate the existing harbor and 11 structural alternatives for three crest elevations. This report provides details of numerical modeling study, analysis of field data, and estimates of shoaling. The focus of the study is the investigation of a variety of structural solutions intercepting and/or diverting sediments to reduce shoaling in the navigation channel. These include breakwaters, groins, spurs, and structural extensions with varying length and crest elevation connecting to the north beach and existing north breakwater. Estimates of both shoaling volume and height are developed with and without project using an integrated wave-flow-sediment transport numerical modeling approach. Quantitative reduction estimates are provided for each structural alternative investigated.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL TR-20-12
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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