Spatial changes of beach profiles for a small tidal inlet (Currumbin Creek, Australia)

S. Shaeri, R. B. Tomlinson, A. Etemad-Shahidi, D. Strauss

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Abstract

Many tidal inlets are actively monitored to investigate the change in flood or ebb shoals, as these sand deposits can have a major influence on the sediment budget of the adjacent coast. However, here it is hypothesized that the shores of the back barrier area can also act as a source of sediment to be considered in the sediment budget. Therefore, profile changes around Currumbin Creek tidal inlet were considered to identify the extent of such a contribution on the surrounding beach and the overall evolution of the inlet system. The results of 16 weeks survey showed that in general, the shores of the back barrier lagoon had a very marginal effect in the provision of material to the sand budget, although the gorge area is highly vulnerable and dynamic. Even an intense storm event and heavy rainfall during the data collection period, resulting in erosion of the surrounding beaches, showed no significant influence on the shore face of the lagoon.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISHS 2014 - Hydraulic Structures and Society - Engineering Challenges and Extremes
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures
PublisherUniversity of Queensland Library
ISBN (Print)9781742721156
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2014
Event5th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures: Hydraulic Structures and Society - Engineering Challenges and Extremes, ISHS 2014 - Univeristy of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 25 Jun 201427 Jun 2014
https://web.archive.org/web/20140718213651/https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/ishs-2014-symposium/key-dates-0
https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/collection/UQ:328950 (papers)

Publication series

NameISHS 2014 - Hydraulic Structures and Society - Engineering Challenges and Extremes: Proceedings of the 5th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures

Conference

Conference5th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures: Hydraulic Structures and Society - Engineering Challenges and Extremes, ISHS 2014
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period25/06/1427/06/14
Internet address

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    Shaeri, S., Tomlinson, R. B., Etemad-Shahidi, A., & Strauss, D. (2014). Spatial changes of beach profiles for a small tidal inlet (Currumbin Creek, Australia). In ISHS 2014 - Hydraulic Structures and Society - Engineering Challenges and Extremes: Proceedings of the 5th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures (ISHS 2014 - Hydraulic Structures and Society - Engineering Challenges and Extremes: Proceedings of the 5th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures). University of Queensland Library. https://doi.org/10.14264/uql.2014.36