Effects of Proposed Runway Extensions at LaGuardia Airport on Tides, Currents, Shoaling, and Dye Dispersion; Hydraulic Model Investigation,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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An existing model of New York Harbor was used to determine the effects of proposed pile-supported runway extensions at LaGuardia Airport on the hydraulic regimens of Rikers Island Channel, Flushing Bay, and adjacent reaches of East River. The extension of the north-south runway would extend completely across Rikers Island Channel, closing it to navigation therefore, the plan tested included an alternate route for deep-draft vessels that now use the channel. Hydraulic tests were made to determine the effects of the plan on tide heights, current velocities, and surface and subsurface current directions. Shoaling studies were made to determine how the plan affected the transportation and deposition of available shoal material.
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