Zachary Taylor, Florida
Coastal Systems International, Inc. designed, permitted
and supervised the successful implementation of the recommended
beach improvements at Fort Zachary Taylor. The beach had
been eroding at a rate of approximately 10 feet per year.
Numerical modeling techniques were utilized to predict
sand transport, evaluate the coastal processes influencing
the project shoreline, and determine the effectiveness
of shoreline stabilization alternatives. Coastal Systems'
final designs included the placement of sandfill stabilized
by a terminal groin and a system of three detached, offshore
breakwaters. In 2001, Coastal Systems designed a maintenance
project for the coastal structures and the beach under
the existing permit. Construction administration and hydrographic
surveying services were provided. A truck-haul beach renourishment
project has been designed and permitted for construction
in 2007 due to hurricane impacts in 2004-2005. Beach profiles
and marine resource surveys were conducted, and construction
plans and specifications completed.