Broward County’s Beach Renourishment Project (Segment III)
Week ending September 25, 2005 and
Week ending September 18, 2005
September 25 Update
Due to the weather generated by Hurricane Rita and subsequent high waves, beach and groin construction did not occur from noon on September 19 until September 24. However, we did take some pictures of the area during the week.
North Hollywood beach is under construction, but the pipes and equipment were cleared in anticipation of Hurricane Rita.
Rita’s waves overtopped the constructed beach in south Hollywood, and caused moderate erosion. Plenty of beach remains, however.
This picture was taken from the Diplomat Resort’s patio during Rita’s approach. Note the overtopping of the beach berm by the waves.
All that water up on the beach berm has to drain back into the ocean. This picture shows a “runout,” where backflowing wave-runup causes a small gully in the beach.
This picture, taken from the roof of the Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, shows the elevated ocean overtopping the newly constructed beach.
Some stone-filled mattresses that had slumped onto the beach from the upland when the bluff eroded at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park are recovered.
Here, storm waves are hitting the partially-constructed spur at the south jetty of Port Everglades.
September 18 Update
This report covers the two week period from September 5 to September 18, 2005. Dredging work was halted the night of September 5 due to an obstruction in the wheel, and again on September 6 due to high seas. For the two-week period, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock placed 143,356 cubic yards along 6,050 feet of beach. Approximately 65 percent of the beach has been completed to date. During the period, the submerged pipeline from offshore was moved north to a landing at Charleston Street and beach construction has proceed southward in front of North Beach Park towards Sherman Street. The beach fronting the park will not be widened as much as some of the beaches farther south because of its relative stability in that area.
Sand from the stockpile at Michigan Street was again transported to John U. Lloyd Beach State Park to provide access by the track hoe to structure S-1. Repairs were performed on several stone-filled mattresses that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina, and construction continued on structure S-1.
Beach construction continues in central Hollywood around Nevada Street.
Looking south along the constructed beach in central Hollywood.
New beach in front of the new Marriott.
Pumping Hollywood’s beach. The sand looks dark, but will quickly lighten.
Reestablishing the submerged pipeline to the beach.
High swells eroded the sand “road” which the track hoe uses to access structure S-1, shown attached to the south jetty of the Port.
The same high swells on September 11 and 12 caused wave runup to top the beach berm. The beach sustained minimal damage from the swells.
The track hoe used to construct the groins, shown next the jig used to fill the mattresses with stone.