DESIGN OF A SMALL TIDAL INLET

Morrough P. O'Brien, Leonardo Zeevaert

Abstract


Estero Punta Banda on the Pacific Coast of Baja California was to be improved and stabilized as a small boat harbor by the construction of twin jetties. The throat area-tidal prism relationship at this entrance agreed with that of other inlets on sandy coasts in equilibrium. This throat area was retained in the jetty spacing. The major question to be resolved was whether to retain the entrance in its present position at the north end of the lagoon or to cut a new entrance at the south end. The former position was chosen.

Keywords


tidal inlet; inlet design

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