Accession Number:

AD0756412

Title:

Investigation of Underseepage and Its Control, Lower Mississippi River Levees. Appendix E: Analysis of 1961 Piezometric Data

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

In 1940 the Mississippi River Commission initiated a comprehensive study of under seepage and its control along the Lower Mississippi River levees. The purpose of this study was to provide data on the relation of soil conditions, geologic features, and underseepage and to improve methods for analyzing subsurface seepage. One phase of the investigation consisted of installation of piezometers at selected sites along the Lower Mississippi River to obtain data on the development of substratum hydrostatic pressures, and distances from the levee to the effective source of seepage entry. Analysis of piezometric data was based primarily on the 1950 high-water data.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE