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    • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
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IJESD 2014 Vol.5(6): 510-516 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.536

Numerical Investigation of the Impact of Jetties on Accretion Problem at Rosetta Promontory, Egypt

Ali Masria, Abdelazim Negm, Moheb Iskander, and Oliver C. Saavedra
Abstract—Estuaries are very sensitive and vulnerable to any interventions in coastal dynamics. Erosion began to take place since the beginning of the 20th century along Rosetta area, and increased dramatically since the construction of the High Dam in 1964. Many protective works have been implemented and/ or under construction since 1989 and up to the present time. Erosion is not the only problem facing the area but also, the accumulation of sediments inside the inlet is also taking place because of the littoral drift and the absence of the outflow of water from Rosetta branch. This paper aims to reach a new condition of stability of Rosetta Promontory by using boundary jetties to reduce coastal dynamics at the outlet. Moreover the effect of the angle of the western jetty was investigated to reach suitable position of it. This target is achieved by using a hydrodynamic model Coastal Modeling System (CMS). About eight scenarios were tested to reach suitable solutions that mitigate the coastal problems at the inlet specially the accretion problem. The results show that 360 m jetty combined with an inclined western jetty of 800 m length enhances the stability of the inlet.

Index Terms—Erosion, Rosetta, sedimentation, jetties.

A. Masria, Abdelazim Negm, and Moheb Iskander are with the Environmental Engineering Department, School of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Alexandria, Egypt (e-mail:,,
O. Saavedra is with the Deptartment of Civil Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Oookayama, Meguro, Tokyo, Japan, he is also with E-JUST (e-mail:


Cite:Ali Masria, Abdelazim Negm, Moheb Iskander, and Oliver C. Saavedra, "Numerical Investigation of the Impact of Jetties on Accretion Problem at Rosetta Promontory, Egypt," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 510-516, 2014.

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