Accession Number : ADA336613

Title :   Navigation Improvement Study, Oak Bluffs Marbor, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.

Descriptive Note : Reconnaissance rept.

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV

PDF Url : ADA336613

Report Date : OCT 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This Reconnaissance Report for Oak Bluffs Harbor in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts consists of a Main Report summarizing the existing conditions, problem identification, plan formulation, cost/benefit analysis and appended supporting documentation for the Economic Analysis and Pertinent Correspondence. Two concerns were expressed: (1) storm waves enter through the harbor entrance causes damage to the bulkheads, piers, floats, and the moored vessels; (2) the entrance channel to the harbor has experienced some severe shoaling. To reduce the effects from storms, involves the extension of the existing jetty 110 feet and then adding another 220 foot long dogleg in a southeasterly direction. The second solution as establishing a Federal channel (80 feet wide, 500 feet long, and 10 feet deep at mean low water) in the harbor entrance. At this time, the New England Division Engineer recommends no further activity.

Descriptors :   *NAVIGATION, *CHANNELS, *BREAKWATERS, WATER WAVES, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, DAMAGE, FORMULATIONS, FLOATS, STORMS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, PIERS, BULKHEADS, DREDGING, HARBORS, MASSACHUSETTS, MOORING, COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE