Kaskaskia River Navigation Project, Illinois; Hydraulic Model Investigation.
Final rept. Mar 66-Mar 67,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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The proposed Kaskaskia River navigation project will provide a 50-mile-long, 9-ft-deep by 200-ft-wide channel from the mouth of the river to Fayetteville, Ill., by means of channel enlargement and realignment alterations to bridges to obtain proper clearance and construction of a gated dam surmounted by two 60- by 30-ft tainter gates, and an 84- by 600-ft navigation lock. A 1120-scale, fixed-bed model, reproducing 2.0 miles of the Kaskaskia River and 1.8 miles of the Mississippi River, was used to demonstrate and study flow conditions in lock approaches and in critical reaches determine adequacy of proposed design for the spillway, stilling basin, and exit channel determine optimum arrangement of the guide or guard walls determine areas requiring special protection and navigation conditions in lock approaches and in critical reaches and develop modifications required to produce satisfactory flow and navigation conditions.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering