AbstractField deployment for scale model evaluation of an innovative sediment bypassing/back-passing system developing technologies to support present and future sustainable beach nourishment programs and projects on Galveston Island. This is a field scale demonstration project modeling a system designed to harvest beach quality sand using a hybrid, closed system that collects transported bedload material using gravity and natural energies, without any suction component, as sediment is mobilized along the coast through longshore currents and wave energy. The analysis and results of the field deployment will be presented.
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