A Baird-JWERC team, together with a PMO team, visited the Phase III project area from Thursday December 2 to Saturday December 4, 2010. The team participated in ground visits of the coastline at several locations. Fallow Figure shows the ground visit points along the coastline.
Phase III study area (Landsat satellite image, 1990).
For example Ground visit points in Lavar area on QuickBird 2008 satellite image. The background black and white image is IRS 2003.
The Phase III coastline may be divided into two distinct geomorphologic areas. The area between Mond River and Bushehr is mostly fronted by the Zagros Front Fault (ZFF) of Mond Anticline with a relatively narrow strip of land, less than 1 km wide, between the shoreline and the mountain. The area between Bushehr and Deylam, on the other hand, represents a fluiviodeltaic system created by several rivers including Helleh River, Shour River, Dareh Gap River, and DarehAbdari River. The Helleh river delta located at the north end of Bushehr Bay and the Mond River delta located west of Dayyer are important morphological features of Phase III study area.
There are a number of ports in the Phase III study area: Lavar, Kari, Rostami, Mohammad-Ameri, Ameri, Bushehr, Reeg, Genaveh, Emam Hassan, Bahregan and Deylam. Severe sedimentation at old Lavar and Rostami Ports has been addressed through construction of completely new ports at these locations. New jetties have been constructed at Deylam and capital dredging will soon be undertaken at this port. The access channel of Bushehr Port requires regular maintenance dredging.