Hercules Terminal Wake Wash Analysis

San Francisco, California

Hercules Ferry Terminal Wake Analysis, CA

Coast & Harbor Engineering performed a wake wash impact analysis for the Water Transit Authority (WTA) as part of a project to expand its ferry system in the San Francisco Bay. CHE conducted the analysis in order to prevent significant wake wash impacts on the shoreline and biological resources due to the expansion. CHE’s preliminary investigations determined dredging volumes and costs to build a navigation channel and maneuvering area for WTA ferries at the Hercules Terminal and also addressed a breakwater option to protect vessels in the channel from wind-waves and vessel wake wash to ensure safe navigation.

Project Contact: Scott Fenical, PE, (415) 773-2164 or scott@coastharboreng.com.