Navigation Conditions at McAlpine Locks and Dam, Ohio River. Hydraulic Model Investigation.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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Model investigations of McAlpine Locks and Dam formerly Locks and Dam No. 41 was concerned with the reconstruction and modernization of the existing locks and dam on the Ohio River at Louisville, Kentucky. The modernization plan included the construction of a new 110- by 1200-ft lock northwest of the existing 56- by 360-ft lock, modernization of an existing 110- by 600-ft lock, widening of the upper entrance canal, and reconstruction of the existing dam. An undistorted model, scale 1120, reproducing approximately 6 miles of the Ohio River, the locks and dam, approach canal, hydroplant, and other structures that affect flow conditions, was used for the investigation. Results of the study were used to develop detail modifications in the various elements of the selected plan and in the development of a rating curve for the dam. Author
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering