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An evaluation of beach nourishment on the Lake Superior shore

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Mason, John W.; Albers, Melvin H.; Brick, Edmund M.. Hine, Ruth L., 1923-, Editor
An evaluation of beach nourishment on the Lake Superior shore
(Technical bulletin (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources), No. 157)
Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 1985
23 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm

In 1983, a demonstration project was initiated at Wisconsin Point on Lake Superior to evaluate the beach nourishment disposal option for "clean" harbor sediments. Previously, the State of Wisconsin prohibited open-water disposal of harbor dredge materials because of concern about possible environmental degradation. This study reports the effectiveness of the project for disposing of dredged materials and reducing shoreline erosion, and the environmental soundness of using Great Lakes harbor sediments to nourish beaches.

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Contents

[Cover]

Abstract

Contents, pp. [1]-[2]

Introduction, p. 3

Description of study area and environs, pp. 4-5

Procedures, pp. 6-9

Results and discussion, pp. 10-21

Summary and conclusions, p. 21

Appendix, p. 22

Literature cited, pp. 23 ff.

Acknowledgments

[Cover]


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