Preinlet morphology of Chatham Harbor, 20 October 1982
exited the inlet in an almost east/west orientation to the south of a small swash
platform. The adjacent beaches formed spits at their ends that recurved back into
the bay. The channel through Chatham Harbor was being modified by the flood
shoal deposits, but there was free access to Chatham Bars Inlet to the south
around the south flood shoal. The channel into the Fish Pier was barely in the
photograph and changed little from preinlet shape.
The inlet continued to grow through time and details of inlet morphology
change in September 1987 and January 1988 are described in Liu et al. (1993).
Chapter 3 Inlet Throat, Shoreline, and Channel Evolution