Accession Number : ADA298871

Title :   Rochester Harbor, New York, Design for Wave Protection. Coastal Model Investigation

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Bottin, Robert R., Jr. ; Acuff, Hugh F.

PDF Url : ADA298871

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 151

Abstract : A 1:75-scale (undistorted) three-dimensional hydraulic model was used to investigate the design of proposed breakwater modifications at Rochester Harbor, New York, with respect to wave action at the site. The model reproduced approximately 1,372 m (4,500 ft) of the lower reaches of the Genesee River, the jettied entrance, about 914 m (3,000 ft) of the New York shoreline on each side of the harbor entrance, and sufficient offshore area of Lake Ontario to permit generation of the required test waves. Proposed improvements consisted of a detached breakwater with the entrance oriented to the west, a dogleg breakwater with the entrance oriented to the east, and rubble absorbers and/or spurs installed along the insides of the existing jetties. A 24.4m-long (80-ft-long) unidirectional, spectral wave generator, an automated data acquisition and control system, a water circulation system, and a crushed coal tracer material were used in model operation.

Descriptors :   *HARBORS, *BREAKWATERS, *HYDRAULIC MODELS, TEST AND EVALUATION, WATER FLOW, CONTROL SYSTEMS, COASTAL REGIONS, WATER WAVES, AUTOMATION, SCALE MODELS, MODIFICATION, WATER, MATERIALS, NEW YORK, THREE DIMENSIONAL, PROTECTION, DATA ACQUISITION, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, GENERATORS, COASTAL ENGINEERING, CIRCULATION, WATER SUPPLIES, SHORES, TRACE ELEMENTS, OFFSHORE, COAL, LAKE ONTARIO.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE