Effects of the Large-Scale Reclamation Project on Hydro-Dynamic Environment in the Estuary
The hydro-dynamic environment will be changed after reclamation project building. It will affect the navigation, estuary regime, tidal prism, flood controlling, storm surge and so on. Taking the shore reclamation between Oujiang and Feiyunjiang estuary as example, a tidal current mathematical model is used to study the effects of the large-scale reclamation on the hydro-dynamic environment. Based on triangle grid and finite volume method, the shallow flow model is examined by 9 tidal level stations and 9 observed synchronous vertical lines. And the comparison between computed result and measured solution demonstrates very good agreement. After the project building, the high tide level reduces to a certain extent and the flow of front reclamation line reduces by a big margin. But it is a little influence to the core ports of Wenzhou. And the tidal influx through Feiyunjiang Estuary decreases. The result can provide important reference and inspiration for the effects of hydro-dynamic environment due to the large-scale reclamation projects.
Chunliang Zhang and Paul P. Lin
J. B. Mu et al., "Effects of the Large-Scale Reclamation Project on Hydro-Dynamic Environment in the Estuary", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 226-228, pp. 2317-2322, 2012