Channel Islands Harbor
An engineering feasibility study was performed by NCI for widening of the small-craft harbor entrance channel to alleviate traffic congestion. Surveys of existing and future boating demands were made to ascertain harbor capacity and use limits. Traffic simulation studies analyzed structural and non-structural methods to optimize inlet navigation and improve boater safety. Formulated plans included channel widening via jetty relocation or modification, traffic lane separation, and increased patrol enforcement. Alternative plans were evaluated for economic and recreational benefits, reduction of shoaling and maintenance dredging requirements, and impacts to the local coastal processes.