Tombigbee River: River Miles 81.0-76.0 Sediment Management Study
[Technical Report, Final Report]
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MSENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MSARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT ST LOUIS MOCORPS OF ENGINEERS MOBILE AL
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The US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, Applied River Engineering Center AREC, in cooperation with the Operations Branch of the Mobile District, conducted a sediment management study of the Sunflower Bend reach of the Tombigbee River, between River Miles 81.0 and 76.0, near Jackson, AL. The objective of the study was to look at sediment management alternatives to alleviate or eliminate repetitive maintenance dredging. These alternatives involved various river engineering measures including dikes, weirs, channel armoring, disposal armoring, and combinations thereof. A physical Hydraulic Sediment Response model was used to examine the sediment response resulting from these alternatives. During model testing, and after discussions with AREC and Mobile Operations Division staff, a second objective was established to define existing non-erodible bed materials that were located throughout the reach. This was conducted to examine the merits of strategically removing these erosion resistant materials in the river as an additional dredgingexcavation alternative. The most favorable alternatives involved removing bedload sand and consolidated clay material from between River Miles 79.1 and 78.0 to improve navigation.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics