Navigation Conditions at Confluence of Arkansas, Verdigris, and Grand Rivers: Hydraulic Model Investigation.
Technical rept. Mar 67-Nov 69,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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The investigation was concerned with the development of an adequate navigation channel through the reach of the Arkansas River from the mouth of the Verdigris River downstream to below the new U.S. Highway 62 Bridge, as part of the Arkansas River multipurpose project. A movable-bed model reproducing about 5.7 miles of the Arkansas River in the Webbers Falls Lock and Dam pool, including the lower reaches of the Verdigris and Grand Rivers, to scales of 180 vertical and 1120 horizontal was used for the study. The purpose of the study was to develop a system of training structures that would reduce or eliminate shoaling at the confluence of the Verdigris and Arkansas Rivers, develop a channel through the navigation span of the new U.S. Highway 62 Bridge, and reduce the need for maintenance dredging in the Muskogee Harbor area, without producing currents that would be troublesome for navigation. Author Modified Abstract
- Civil Engineering