Accession Number : AD0756279

Title :   Proposed Relocation of North Entrance Channel, Buffalo Harbor, Buffalo, New York; Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Hudson,R. Y. ; Housley,J. G. ; Wilson,H. B.

Report Date : FEB 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The proposed relocation of the north entrance channel to Buffalo Harbor about 2000 ft south of its existing position would necessitate removal of an 800-ft section of the existing Old Breakwater. Since existing wave-action condtions in Buffalo Harbor are considered satisfactory, a 1:125 scale, fixed-bed harbor model was used to determine the proper position and minimum length of a detached breakwater lakeward of Old Breakwater that will limit wave action in the harbor with the new entrance to that which obtains at present. A design wave height of 14 ft is recommended to insure the stability of the proposed breakwater during storm-wave action. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BREAKWATERS, CONSTRUCTION), (*HARBORS, NEW YORK), SITE SELECTION, REMOVAL, HYDRAULIC MODELS, MODEL TESTS, OCEAN WAVES, PROTECTION, ALIGNMENT, STABILITY, STORMS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE