Photograph of the entrance to Grand Traverse Bay Harbor

Dark sand surrounding the entrance to a harbor; a caution sign is featured in the foreground

Detailed Description

Photograph of the entrance to Grand Traverse Bay Harbor, located 8 kilometers downdrift of the spoils pile. Migration of the dark-colored stamp sands (moving from left to right) has buried the original beach, overtopped the wall, and partially blocked the channel. The high sedimentation rate requires frequent dredging to maintain navigation, which for the 2018 survey was restricted to the narrow passage along the far wall. Note the nearly complete absence of vegetation on the sandy deposits.

Details

Image Dimensions: 1500 x 1125

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Location Taken: US