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Project Greenshores

Created by Beau Buhring on Jan 08, 2015  
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General
Pensacola , FL
United States
30° 24' 56.3076" N, 87° 11' 49.4808" W
Florida US
Pre-Project Conditions
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAVs) present?: 
Do Not Know
Pre-Construction Erosion Present?: 
Do Not Know
Pre-Construction Erosion at Adjacent Parcels?: 
Do Not Know
Existing Structures or Debris?: 
No
Environmental Considerations
Name of Waterbody: 
Pensacola Bay
Site Classification: 
Cove
Maximum Exposed Fetch Distance: 
14.00 miles
Shoreline orientation relative to max. fetch distance: 
15 Degrees
Tidal Range: 
1.0 feet
Adjacent to Navigation Channel?: 
No
Project Site Within a Designated No-Wake Zone?: 
No
Design Considerations
Was fill brought in?: 
Yes
Type of Fill: 
Sand
Amount of Fill: 
51,000 cubic yards
Length of Project: 
4,000 feet
Average Project Width: 
400 feet
Structural Elements
Did the project involve a structure?: 
Yes
Type of Structure: 
breakwater
Describe construction materials: 
Seven acres of oyster reef constructed from limestone, recycled concrete, and concrete wave attenuators. Two submerged breakwaters of recycled concrete (dim. 600' x 150' x 0.5').
Length of Structure: 
3,700 feet
Drop downs, or openings or overlaps?: 
Yes
Non-Structural Elements
Percentage of vegetative cover between structure and MHW line: 
10%
Primary wetland species above MHW: 
Spartina alterniflora (smooth cordgrass)Other
Additional expected ecological benefits from project?: 
Habitat preservation and creation.
Project Performance
Storm Exposure: 
Yes
Describe Project Storm Performance: 
Hurricanes Ivan (2004, Category 3) and Dennis (2005, Category 3).
Additional Information