Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, Channel Improvement. Hydraulic Model Investigation.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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The Turtle Creek channel improvement plan is proposed for the lower end of Turtle Creek near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to provide flood protection for a 20,000-cfs design discharge from the mouth to a point 3.8 miles upstream. The model investigation was concerned with the study of the hydraulic performance of the proposed design in the lower reach, the effect of low level bridges, abutments, and other channel constrictions, and the evaluation of various modifications to the proposed design. An undistorted model, scale 150, reproducing the lower 7800 ft of Turtle Creek and a portion of the Monongahela River at the confluence was used for the investigation. Author
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering