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Title: Monitoring of entrance channel navigation improvements at Morro Bay Harbor, Morro Bay, California
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Los Angeles District.
Thompson, Edward F.
Bottin, Robert R.
Shak, Arthur T.
Keywords: Aerial photography
Bathymetric data
Dredging
Longshore transport
Monitoring Completed Navigation Projects Program
Morro Bay Harbor, CA
Orthophotos
Photogrammetry
Physical and numerical models
Prototype wave data
Sediment patterns
Sediment transport
Sedimentation rates
Shoaling
Tidal data
Wave heights
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CHL TR ; 02-18.
Description: Technical report
In 1997, Morro Bay Harbor, CA, was accepted for inclusion in the Monitoring Completed Navigation Projects Program. The objective of the monitoring effort at Morro Bay Harbor was to determine if modifications at the harbor entrance were performing as predicted by model studies used in the project design. Monitoring of the harbor entrance was conducted during the period January 1998 through August 2001. Elements of the monitoring program included the collection of wave data, tidal data, current data, and bathymetric data as well as a ground-based survey and photogrammetry of the south breakwater. It was concluded that improvements constructed at the Morro Bay Harbor entrance resulted in improved navigation conditions and had no negative impact on the existing structures. It was also determined that model investigations used in the design of the project accurately quantified wave conditions in the entrance and correctly defined sediment patterns and deposition areas. In addition, the study indicated that improvements can be effectively maintained with a 3-year dredging interval in the future.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/7523
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