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Changes along a seawall and natural beaches: Fourchon, LA

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Abstract

This paper compares shoreline and beach morphology changes and responses to storms from 1985 to 1988 along sections of a rapidly eroding coast at the Bayou Lafourche headland, Louisiana. A beach consisting of a cement-filled bag seawall and nourishment was compared with natural beaches to the west and east of the project. Local patterns of beach response could be attributed to several recent processes and historical conditions. Hurricane Gilbert, which made landfall in Mexico, caused about 70% of the sediment loss on both the artificially-stablized and the natural shorelines over this three-year period.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Changes along a seawall and natural beaches: Fourchon, LA
Volume
4
Issue:
pt4
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Publisher:
Publ by ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, United States
Larger Work Title:
Coastal Zone: Proceedings of the Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management
First page:
3723
Last page:
3737
Conference Title:
Coastal Zone '89: Proceedings of the Sixth Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management
Conference Location:
Charleston, SC, USA
Conference Date:
11 July 1989 through 14 July 1989