Accession Number : AD0012078


Title :   SAVA RIVER ARTIFICIAL FLOODING POTENTIALITIES


Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DISTRICT


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/012078.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 130


Abstract : Information is presented regarding the hydraulic nature of artificial-flooding potentialities in the Jugoslavian Sava River basin upstream from the confluence of the Vrbas River. Particular emphasis is placed on the region near the important communication center of Ljubljana. Data are given on: (1) the normal and extreme discharges, stages, and velocities at key stations on the Sava and Ljubljana Rivers; (2) stream gradients and depths, and widths of channels and flood plains; (3) locations and zero elevations of gaging stations; (4) locations and dimensions of dams and bridges; (5) the extent of flooding possible by the erection of temporary dams; and (6) the magnitude and duration of flood waves and flow variations created by breaching or regulated discharge from the dams and reservoirs, and the effect on military bridging and crossing operations. The erection of still-water barriers such as temporary dams would cause extensive shallow inundation and affect trafficability. Breaching the Moste dam would not cause serious damage as a result of the flood wave, but it could seriously disrupt the electrical power supply of important industrial areas such as the Jesenice steel mills. Breaching a high temporary barrier across the Sava near the upstream entrance to the Dolsko gorge would produce flood waves of considerable effectiveness. Cyclic discharge from dams and reservoirs would inconvenience floating-bridge or crossing operations.


Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , *MILITARY BRIDGES , VELOCITY , STATIONS , CYCLES , TIME , WIDTH , INDUSTRIAL PLANTS , CROSSINGS , BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC) , STEEL INDUSTRY , DAMS , FLOOD PLAINS , GRADIENTS , RESERVOIRS , STREAMS , BRIDGES , WAVES , GAGES , TRAFFICABILITY , CHANNELS , FLOODS , RIVERS , VARIATIONS , FLOW RATE , POWER SUPPLIES , ELECTRIC POWER


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Armor


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE