I was very impressed by the breakwater habitat islands—I’ve never seen a proposal with such a well-designed net environmental benefit before; you really did a great job.
Our team conducted extensive numerical and physical modeling to configure the breakwater system to work in concert with existing flow and sediment transport patterns in the dynamically active flood delta. We provided extensive diver assessment and underwater video surveys, construction oversight services, engineering inspections, water quality monitoring, manatee observation, mitigation components construction, and all regulatory-required monitoring. We also completed extensive planning, providing nine individual plans to cover monitoring, mitigation, and maintenance of the island protection system and its 21 acres of onsite environmental enhancements.
Our team coordinated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency on a public assistance grant to fund the replacement of the marina docks and a hazard damage mitigation grant to fund the storm protection elements of the project.
- New breakwater system adapts to projected sea level rise conditions
- Numerical and physical modeling integrated breakwater system with flow and sediment transport patterns
- Project received the National Association of Environment Professionals 2017 National Environmental Excellence Award
- Tetra Tech received the 2016 American Society of Civil Engineers COPRI Project Excellence Award for this project