OFFSHORE BREAKWATER, WHEATLY, ONTARIO

G.T. Beaulieu, M.G. Skafel, W.F. Baird

Abstract


The safe entry during storms to the fishing harbour at Wheatley on Lake Erie was compromised by breaking waves at the harbour entrance. These waves approach the entrance from a narrow easterly sector due to storm tracks, fetch limitations, and refraction. Using a physical model, a small offshore breakwater was selected as the best solution to eliminate the breaking waves. During the six years since construction, the breakwater has performed satisfactorily and has had a negligible effect on the littoral processes as determined from regular bathymetric surveys.

Keywords


breakwater; offshore breakwater; Wheatley, Ontario

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