Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport Coastal Hydrodynamic Analysis

Sitka, Alaska

Sitka Airport Runway Shoreline Protection, AK
Sitka Airport Wave Protection Construction, AK

Sitka Airport Wave Protection Construction

Coast & Harbor Engineering conducted a coastal hydrodynamic analysis for Reid Middleton, Inc. as part of a development project to expand the runway safety area at the airport which was built on fill connecting islands in the Sitka Sound. Expansion at this location has the potential to affect tidal circulation, water quality, and wave climate of nearby locations including Sitka Harbor. To support the permitting process, CHE evaluated modeling results and coastal processes of the base condition to determine the effects constructed alternatives would have on the physical environment.

Project Contact: Vladimir Shepsis, PE, (425) 778-6733 or