Wave Run-Up and Overtopping Levee Sections, Lake Okeechobee, Florida, Hydraulic Model Investigation.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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A hydraulic model investigation of levee sections proposed for impounding Lake Okeechobee was conducted to determine the effectiveness of different types of sections in preventing excessive overtopping of the protective levees by hurricane-generated waves. Most of the tests were conducted on 130-scale models of the levee sections installed in a wave flume 94 ft long with a testing section 1.5 ft deep and 1 ft wide. A few tests were conducted in a larger wave flume 119 ft long, 4 ft deep, and 5 ft wide using a linear scale of 117, model to prototype. The height of wave run-up on and volume of water overtopping levee sections of various slopes, crown elevations, and lakeside berms for several depths of water at beach toe and levee toe were determined. Author
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering