Final closure of the Saemangeum tidal dike, South Korea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Final closure of the Saemangeum tidal dike, South Korea
Author(s)
Ha, J. W.; Eo, D.; Kim, K. O.; Choi, B. H.
KIOST Author(s)
Kim, Kyeong Ok(김경옥)
Publication Year
2010-12
Abstract
A 33 km long sea dike has been constructed in the Saemangeum coastal waters in the mid-west area of South Korea. The project, which reclaims a surface area of 40 100 ha, includes well-developed tidal flats, two estuaries of the Mankyeong and Dongjin rivers, and a chain of small islands in the outer area off the dike. Three open gaps in the project needed to be closed off. The northern opening of the dike was closed on 10 June 2003, whereas the other two 2.7 km gaps were simultaneously closed on 21 April 2006. A method of combined vertical and horizontal closure was successfully applied to block off the gaps. The method was a conventional scheme that consisted of gradually raising the sill level over the full length of the openings and subsequently dumping rocks and gabions transported by trucks. The use of a bag-type gabion mixture with rocks contributed significantly to the successful completion of the final closure despite the very strong currents.
ISSN
1741-7597
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3999
DOI
10.1680/maen.2010.163.4.147
Bibliographic Citation
PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-MARITIME ENGINEERING, v.163, no.4, pp.147 - 156, 2010
Publisher
ICE PUBL
Keywords
dams, barrages & reservoirs; land reclamation; sea defences
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
ICE PUBL
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