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Published in Hydraulic Engineering: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions: Proceedings of the Hydraulic Engineering sessions at Water Forum ’92. Baltimore, Maryland, August 2–6, 1992. Published by American Society of Civil Engineers.


The evolution of a nearshore feeder berm was correlated to the hydrodynamic forces acting on it for periods of time during which bathymetric and hydrodynamic data sets were available. The evolution of the berm was described in the context of movement and erosion based on wave orbital velocity and bottom current. The berm was constructed and placed offshore at South Padre Island, Texas.