Accession Number : AD0615791

Title :   BEHAVIOR OF BEACH FILL AND BORROW AREA AT SEASIDE PARK, BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT,

Corporate Author : ARMY COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Vesper,William H.

Report Date : FEB 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Comparative survey and sand sampling data are analyzed to determine the behavior of beach fill placed on the beach from an offshore borrow source. Over a 5-year period subsequent to initial placement, volumetric losses averaging about 14,000 cy/yr from the beach zone above MLW are nearly equalled by volumetric gains in the underwater zone of the profile, with only a comparatively small net volume (8,400 cubic yards for the 5-year period) indicated as net loss from the fill area. The borrow area, about 1,200 feet offshore, was concluded to be sufficiently distant to preclude inducement of offshore loss. Annual cost of providing and maintaining the authorized beach protection at Seaside Park is estimated at $3.35 per linear foot of shore protected. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EROSION, BEACHES), (*BEACHES, MAINTENANCE), CONNECTICUT, ECONOMICS, CONSTRUCTION, SAND, DISTRIBUTION, STABILIZATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE