Construction of Breakwaters and Beachfill at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland [report]

D. W. Yang, J. McWilliams, S. Ming
1994 unpublished
Construction of the breakwaters and beach fill beach erosion control commenced in October, 1993 and was completed in January, 1994. The project site is located on the northwestern shoreline of the Naval Air Station, on the Patuxent River entrance to Chesapeake Bay. To protect the 1,000 foot shoreline fronting an abandoned landfill, a 260 foot shore-connected breakwater and five discrete offshore breakwaters, with lengths ranging from 70 feet to 130 feet and crest elevations of +6.5 feet MLW,
more » ... e constructed to contain approximately 25,000 cubic yards of new beach fill. This paper provides detailed information on the construction procedures and techniques for the shore-connected and offshore breakwaters and beach fill, and provides a brief discussion of the advantages of this type of shore protection system.
doi:10.21236/ada284157 fatcat:j2g6heobhjb3dpypls7ygzf3ju