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 on the tidal flows near the most productive oyster reefs in Mobile Bay. The computer model (ADCIRC) results were able to show that the proposed structures would not have significantly influenced the tidal flows at the oyster reefs.