Willow Springs and Sag Junction Diversions, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Illinois. Hydraulic Model Investigation.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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Proposed diversion channels from the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal into the adjacent Des Plaines River at Willow Springs Road and Sag Junction, Illinois, were investigated in 160-scale models. Also, a 116-scale section model was used to study performance of the gated structures planned for regulation of flow through the diversion channels. Both diversion channels will have their bottoms in rock with concrete retaining walls above ledge rock. A roadway bridge will cross the entrance of each diversion channel, and flow through the channels will be regulated by control structures comprised of 16-ft-wide vertical-lift gates--10 gates at Willow Springs and 7 gates at Sag Junction. Impact-type stilling basins will be provided to dissipate the flow through the gates. Calibration data, obtained in the models, should be useful in setting up normal and emergency operating schedules. Author
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering