Accession Number : ADP002637

Title :   Operational Reality versus Engineering Design Standards in the Economic Evaluation of Harbor and Channel Deepening,

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS FORT SHAFTER HI PACIFIC OCEAN DIV

Personal Author(s) : Hunt,W. T. ; Bartel,R. H.

Report Date : OCT 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This topic is a current issue in the on-going BERH review of a harbor deepening project planning study in the Pacific Ocean Division. It has many aspects, and is an example of a general problem encountered in other areas of the economics of water resources planning and development. Essentially, the topic can be reduced for discussion purposes to the question, How do we reconcile the difference between engineering design criteria specifying 6 ft. below the keel for harbor depth requirements, and the operational reality in which ships using the harbor routinely uses only 2.5 ft. below the keel? This difference must somehow be incorporated into the benefit-cost calculation framework, or we can wind up either missing something, double counting, or being internally inconsistent in the analysis--that is, comparing apples with oranges.

Descriptors :   *Harbors, Dredging, Economic analysis, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE