FLUSHING CHARACTERISTICS OF SMALL-BOAT MARINAS

Ronald E. Nece, E.P. Richey

Abstract


Results are presented for a laboratory study Investigating the effectiveness of using a small-scale laboratory model to predict tidal flushing patterns in small-boat marinas. Laboratory results are compared with field measurements taken in an existing small-boat harbor. Model limitations are indicated, but it is concluded that simple, small-scale models can constitute an effective, economical tool in the evaluation of designs of small, enclosed basins where water quality problems associated with circulation patterns in the basin are important. Some implications are made concerning the effect of basin planform upon circulation patterns.

Keywords


flushing characteristics; small boat marinas; marina

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