Webbers Falls Lock and Dam, Arkansas River Navigation Project: Hydraulic Model Investigation.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
Pagination or Media Count:
Webbers Falls Lock and Dam will comprise a nonnavigable dam of 12 gated spillway bays, a 110- by 600-ft lock on the left bank, and a three-unit powerhouse with a discharge capacity of 35,500 cfs on the right bank. A 1120-scale fixed-bed model was used to determine flood stages at the dam, navigation conditions in the lock approaches, tendency for sediment deposition in the lower lock approach, and magnitude of surges generated in the upper lock approach canal by lock filling, and to develop modifications required to provide satisfactory conditions. Modifications to the original design required to produce satisfactory navigation conditions in the approaches to the lock were developed and flow conditions through the spillway were improved. Author
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering