Accession Number : ADA266336
Title : Numerical Model Investigation of Saugus River and Tributaries, Massachusetts, Flood Damage Reduction Project
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB
Personal Author(s) : Lin, Hsin-Chi J ; Richards, David R
Report Date : May 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 119
Abstract : The Saugus and Pines Rivers estuary is located along the Atlantic coast approximately 10 miles north of Boston, MA. Because of the topography and hydraulics of the Saugus and Pines river basins, a big storm event creates a significant flooding in the areas along the Saugus and Pines Rivers. A plan was developed by the U.S. Army Engineer Division, New England, to provide flood damage reduction against the Standard Project Northeastern event. The principal component of this plan is construction of tidal floodgates at the mouth of the Saugus River. The objectives of this study were to use the TABS-MD numerical modeling system to (a) provide upstream and downstream boundary conditions for testing the proposed floodgate plan in a physical model study; (b) determine the impacts caused by breaching of the 1-95 embankment at the east branch of Pines River and widened Pines River openings in the I-95 embankment and (c) evaluate the impacts of floodgate structure on basin tide levels, circulation patterns, and storm surges and sedimentation and the effect of sea level rise on these responses.... Finite element method, Physical model, Floodgate, Saugus River Estuary, Hydrodynamic model, Sediment model.
Descriptors : *MATHEMATICAL MODELS , *FLOOD PLAINS , *ESTUARIES , IMPACT , MODELS , TOPOGRAPHY , REDUCTION , RESPONSE , STORMS , RIVERS , HYDRAULICS , TIDES , SURGES , FLOODING , HYDRODYNAMICS , SEDIMENTS , SEA LEVEL , EMBANKMENTS , SEDIMENTATION
Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE