SAND BYPASSING TO "PLAYA DE CASTILLA" (HUELVA SPAIN)

Jose Fernandez, Gergorio Gomez Pina, Angel Munoz

Abstract


The "Sand bypassing to Playa de Castilla" project consists of a sand bypassing from the zone behind Huelva Harbour dike to "Playa de Castilla" beach, situated in the downdrift direction of littoral transport. The objective of this project is to artificially nourish a 25 Km eroded beach ("Playa de Castilla") as well as to check some coastal engineering theories. The total volume of sand has been transferred to the updrift extreme of the beach, forming a 2 Km protrusion. The high rate of littoral transport guaranties its quick distribution along the whole beach, following the downdrift direction.

Keywords


sand bypassing; sediment bypassing; Playa de Castilla

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