Accession Number:

ADA012771

Title:

Investigation of Underseepage and Its Control, Lower Mississippi River Levees. Volume 1

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1956-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

498.0

Abstract:

The studies and data presented in this report are the result of the combined efforts of the Memphis, Vicksburg, and New Orleans Districts and the Waterways Experiment Station, under the general direction of the Mississippi River Commission. These studies have included a review and compilation of all underseepage reports made during and since the 1937 high water exploration and geological studies of numerous sites where underseepage was a serious problem in 1937 installation of piezometers at selected sites to measure substratum pressures beneath and landward of levees field pumping tests to determine the permeability of the sand aquifer at certain sites theoretical, electrical- analogy, sand model, and prototype studies of relief wells, partial cutoffs, and landside berms for the control of underseepage and observation and measurement of natural seepage at certain locations during the 1950 high water.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE