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Brookley Headland Beach

Created by Beau Buhring on Jan 08, 2015  
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General
Mobile , AL
United States
30° 38' 7.494" N, 88° 3' 19.9656" W
Alabama US
Pre-Project Conditions
Major Plant Species Present: 
Other
Other Major Plant Species Present: 
Scirpus sp.
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAVs) present?: 
Yes
Bank elevation above MHW: 
8.0 feet
Pre-Construction Erosion Present?: 
Yes
Pre-Construction Erosion at Adjacent Parcels?: 
Yes
Existing Structures or Debris?: 
Yes
Environmental Considerations
Name of Waterbody: 
Mobile Bay
Site Classification: 
Cove
Maximum Exposed Fetch Distance: 
28.00 miles
Shoreline orientation relative to max. fetch distance: 
60 Degrees
Tidal Range: 
1.2 feet
Adjacent to Navigation Channel?: 
Yes
Boat wake exposure: 
High
Project Site Within a Designated No-Wake Zone?: 
No
Design Considerations
Was fill brought in?: 
Yes
Type of Fill: 
Sand
Amount of Fill: 
1,400 cubic yards
Proposed nearshore slope: 
1:2.0
Length of Project: 
500 feet
Average Project Width: 
60 feet
Structural Elements
Did the project involve a structure?: 
Yes
Type of Structure: 
breakwater
Describe construction materials: 
Two curved rubble-mound breakwaters acting as headlands for a pocket beach. The northern breakwater (100' x 20', +2 ft MHW) is t-shaped and connected to the shore by a stem (60' x 7', +0.5 ft MHW). The southern breakwater (80' x 15', +1 ft MHW) is completely disconnected.
Average distance of structure offshore (from existing MLW/NLW): 
60 feet
Structure Base Width: 
20.0 feet
Length of Structure: 
180 feet
Area of shallow bottom conversion to structure: 
2,420 square feet
Structure Monolithic or Layered: 
Layered
Height of Structure Above MHW: 
2.0 feet
Drop downs, or openings or overlaps?: 
Yes
Width of drop downs or openings: 
60.0 feet
Was geotextile used in foundation?: 
Yes
Non-Structural Elements
Percentage of vegetative cover between structure and MHW line: 
0%
Project Performance
Storm Exposure: 
Yes
Storm Date: 
Monday, September 28, 1998
Describe Project Storm Performance: 
Hurricane Georges (1998) - Category 2 during landfall. The structures and sand fill survived. Sand was piled into the pocket beach to such an elevation that planned vegetation plantings were cancelled. The project remains a pocket beach.

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