Navigation Conditions at Pike Island Locks and Dam, Ohio River: Hydraulic Model Investigation.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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The model investigation of the Pike Island Locks and Dam, proposed for construction on the Ohio River, was concerned with the study of navigation conditions in the lock approaches, the procurement of data to aid in selecting one of two proposed sites for the structures, and the development of measures to overcome or minimize the effects of any adverse conditions. The model study also afforded a means by which navigation interests could satisfy themselves, by observing the scale model in operation, as to the acceptability of the propo model in operation, as to the acceptability of the proposed locks and dam from a navigation standpoint. The locks are to be of the high-lift type, consisting of two parallel locks having clear chamber dimensions of 110 by 1200 ft and 110 by 600 ft. The locks and dam will replace two existing low-lift navigable-type dams and locks. An undistorted 1120-scale model, reproducing 3.7 miles of the Ohio River and the locks and dam structures, was used for the investigation.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering