Accession Number : ADA189838

Title :   Buhne Point Shoreline Erosion Demonstration Project. Volume 2. Appendices E.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1983-1987.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT LOS ANGELES CA

PDF Url : ADA189838

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 193

Abstract : This report provides, detailed information on the rebuilding of the Buhne Point marine beach, the construction of retaining structures, and the establishment of native dune vegetation to prevent wind erosion. Appendices document physical and numerical model studies done at the Waterways Experimentation Station for the structures and beach, as well as the post construction and post-planting monitoring programs. Buhne Point is located on about 250 miles north of San Francisco, on the east shore of Humboldt Bay, California. A natural sand spit was located on the western face of the point, but the area lies directly in line with wind and waves entering Humboldt Bay from the Pacific Ocean. Reports of erosion there have been recorded since the mid-19th century. By the late 1970s, erosion had become so severe that the beach had disappeared, and the shoreline had eroded back to the roadway, threatening the road and underground water, gas and sanitary sewer lines. Storm waves 10' in height are common, and were sending rock flying across the road and against adjacent homes of the community of King Salmon. This appendix includes: Buhne Spit/King Salmon Shore Protection Project (Phase I); Phase II Basis for design; Phase II foundation report.

Descriptors :   *BEACH EROSION, *WATERFRONT STRUCTURES, CALIFORNIA, CONSTRUCTION, DUNES, EAST(DIRECTION), EROSION, NORTH(DIRECTION), PACIFIC OCEAN, PROTECTION, ROADS, SAND, SHORES, VEGETATION, WIND, BAYS, BEACHES, FILLING, CLIMATE, OCEAN WAVES, SEDIMENT TRANSPORT

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE