Study Plan for an Environmental Inventory and Assessment of the Mississippi River 9-ft Channel Project Between St. Louis, Missouri, and Cario, Illinois.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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The Mississippi River 9-ft channel project purpose is for obtaining and maintaining a 9- by 300-ft channel for navigation from the confluence of the Missouri River to the confluence of the Ohio River. An extensive terrestrial and aquatic inventory is required to establish a data base sufficient for biological analysis, and assessment of physical changes resulting from contraction efforts to obtain and maintain a 9-ft channel. A geomorphic model is required to determine the hydraulic response of the river to construction and extension of dikes. This study plan, organized and compiled by the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, outlines procedures and techniques for an overall environmental inventory of the Mississippi River floodplain between St. Louis, Missouri, and Cairo, Illinois, and provides the framework for the assessment of data and analyses of relationships of the physical, biological, chemical, and cultural elements of the project area. Modified author abstract
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering