ERDC-CHL researchers assess hazardous vessel wakes near Tybee Island
Researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District and the City of Tybee Island to measure vessel wakes near the island’s north shore in hopes of understanding which ships and operating conditions are associated with large wakes. Commercial vessels transiting the Savannah entrance channel intermittently generate large wake events on the North Beach, creating a potential hazard for beachgoers.

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