Accession Number : AD0728724

Title :   Sand Budget for Capitola Beach, Calfornia.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,Richard Glenn

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : The beach at Capitola, California has a history of short-term variations about a nominally wide beach. This pattern was interrupted in 1965 when the beach was greatly depleted following the construction of Santa Cruz Harbor. The beach remained small until the construction of groin and subsequent sand fill at Capitola in 1970. The annual sand budget developed for Capitola Beach shows a net gain of 1,300 cu. yds. The sand sources are littoral drift, 300,000 cu. yds., river discharge, 8,000 cu. yds., and seacliff erosion, 3,800 cu. yds., while sand loss is due to littoral drift, 310,500 cu. yds. The observed short-term variations in the beach are reflected in the monthly sand budget. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEACHES, CALIFORNIA), (*SAND, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES), DRIFT, RIVERS, EROSION, CONSTRUCTION, HARBORS, DRAINAGE, VOLUME, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE