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Title: Optimization of ebb shoal mining and beach nourishment at St. Johns County, St. Augustine Inlet, FL; Report 3
Authors: Beck, Tanya M.
Legault, Kelly R.
Keywords: Coastal processes
Inlet reservoir model
Longshore sediment transport
Regional sediment management
Shoreline change
Shore protection projects
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CHL TR ; 12-14 rept.3.
Description: Technical report
This report, the third in a series documenting a study of St. Johns County, Florida, describes the application of GenCade to the study area as part of a greater Regional Sediment Management (RSM) study. This study illustrates the use of GenCade, a coastal evolution and sediment transport model, as a tool for optimization in management practices for Operations & Maintenance (O&M). Results of the calibration showed good agreement (NRMSE 6.8 percent, Correlation Coefficient 0.61, and Pattern Correlation 93.9 percent) with the measured sediment budget for the study area. The application of the model to calculate long-term with project sediment budget alternatives proved useful in determining an optimized schedule for sediment management activities. The ideal dredging interval for the navigation channel entrance and ebb-tidal delta mining was determined to be most beneficial at 10-year intervals, with beach fill projects being fulfilled at the most favorable placement location and highest yield volume density. The results of a 10-year incremental, strategic placement of three million cubic yards over a 50-year period will potentially save up to $10 million in mobilization costs and reduce O&M needs for the St. Johns County Federal Projects.
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