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Helen Wood Park Breakwaters

Created by Beau Buhring on Jan 08, 2015  
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General
Mobile , AL
United States
30° 34' 17.6556" N, 88° 5' 2.3172" W
Alabama US
Pre-Project Conditions
Major Plant Species Present: 
None
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAVs) present?: 
No
Pre-Construction Erosion Present?: 
Yes
Pre-Construction Erosion at Adjacent Parcels?: 
Do Not Know
Existing Structures or Debris?: 
No
Environmental Considerations
Name of Waterbody: 
Mobile Bay
Site Classification: 
Cove
Maximum Exposed Fetch Distance: 
12.00 miles
Shoreline orientation relative to max. fetch distance: 
45 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?: 
No
Length of Project: 
1,000 feet
Structural Elements
Did the project involve a structure?: 
Yes
Type of Structure: 
breakwater
Describe construction materials: 
Bagged oyster shell and "oyster dome"
Average distance of structure offshore (from existing MHW/NHW): 
100 feet
Structure Monolithic or Layered: 
Layered
Drop downs, or openings or overlaps?: 
Yes
Width of drop downs or openings: 
15.0 feet
Spacing between gaps/ drop-downs: 
80 feet
Porosity of structure: 
High
Non-Structural Elements
Percentage of vegetative cover between structure and MHW line: 
0%
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