Hydrodynamic Modeling of a Proposed Pocket Beach

Tidal currents throughout Mobile Bay and the eastern portion of Mississippi Sound were simulated with a state-of-the-art computer model to evaluate the potential impacts of a proposed headland pocket beach system, as part of a new county park, on the tidal flows on and around the most productive oyster reefs in Mobile Bay.  The computer model (ADCIRC) results were able to show that the proposed structures will not significantly influence the tidal flows at the oyster reefs.  South Coast Engineers has also designed the coastal engineering aspects of the proposed headland pocket beach system at this location to preserve the last remaining, public, sandy Bay beach in Mobile County.