Enlargement of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal: Hydraulic and Mathematical Model Investigation.
Final rept. May 70-Aug 72,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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A comprehensive physical model that correctly reproduced tides, tidal currents, and density currents throughout the the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and the Delaware River was used to determine the effects of enlarging the 27-ft-deep by 250-ft-wide canal to dimensions of 35 by 450 ft on tides, currents, salinities, and the net transport of water through the canal. An existing numerical model was used for initial studies involving tides, currents, and net flow changes due to the enlargement and a second mathematical model was developed for before-and-after salinity determinations. As of this date, the enlargement of the canal is essentially complete, except for about one mile section at the eastern end and the program included a test for this condition. Author
- Civil Engineering