Accession Number : ADA299417

Title :   Camp Ellis Beach, Saco Bay, Maine, Model Study of Beach Erosion. Coastal Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Bottin, Robert R., Jr. ; Mize, Marvin G. ; Demirbllek, Zeki

PDF Url : ADA299417

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 250

Abstract : A 1:100-scale (undistorted) three-dimensional hydraulic model was used to investigate the effects of proposed modifications at Camp Ellis Beach, Saco Bay, ME, with regard to shoreline erosion at the site. The model reproduced about 2,438 m (8,000 ft) of the Maine shoreline, Camp Ellis Beach, the Saco River entrance, and sufficient offshore area in the Atlantic Ocean to permit generation of the required test waves. Proposed improvements consisted of roughening a portion of the existing Saco River north breakwater; installation of a sandfill, offshore terms, and spur jetties; and the removal of the existing north breakwater. Historical tests also were performed to aid in understanding formative processes at the site. A 24.4-m (80-ft-long) unidirectional, spectral wave generator, an automated data acquisition and control system, and a crushed coal tracer material were used in model operation.

Descriptors :   *BREAKWATERS, *HYDRAULIC MODELS, *BEACH EROSION, *SHORE PROTECTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, OCEAN WAVES, OCEAN CURRENTS, SAND, DEPTH, THREE DIMENSIONAL, BATHYMETRY, STORMS, DATA ACQUISITION, RIVERS, ATLANTIC OCEAN, COASTAL ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, LITTORAL ZONES, OCEAN MODELS, SEDIMENTS, OCEAN TIDES, MAINE.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE