Accession Number : ADA336748

Title :   Reconnaissance Report, Local Study Cost Sharing Agreement, Shore Protection And Erosion Control Project; Nantasket Beach Shore Protection Study Hull, Massachusetts

Descriptive Note : Reconnaissance rept.

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV

PDF Url : ADA336748

Report Date : AUG 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 161

Abstract : The purpose of this reconnaissance study is to determine whether further planning to alleviate the storm damages in the study area is in the Federal interest. During the Halloween Storm of October 30-31, 1991, the concrete sea walls along the Metropolitan District Commission Nantasket Beach Reservation in Hull, Massachusetts, experienced a substantial amount of damage and undermining. In addition, a large volume of beach material seaward of the walls was also lost. Most past damages have occurred to the existing concrete sea walls including the ramps, stairs, walkouts, riprap and sidewalks as well as backshore flooding due to wave action and overtopping. Total costs for plan is $4,220,000 and total annual charges is $383,000. The average annual benefits from damages prevented, estimated at $2,737,200. The benefit to cost ratio is 7 to 1. The reconnaissance report demonstrates that a sand fill protection plan at Nantasket Beach is environmentally,. economically, and technically feasible and includes that further planning to alleviate shore damages and flooding are in the Federal interest.

Descriptors :   *COASTAL ENGINEERING, *BEACHES, *SHORE PROTECTION, OCEAN WAVES, DISASTERS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, COST ESTIMATES, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, FLOODING, FLOOD CONTROL, MASSACHUSETTS, THUNDERSTORMS, BEACH EROSION, DAMAGE CONTROL, RIPRAP.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE