Cooper River Rediversion Project, Bushy Park Water Supply Tests, Hydraulic Model Investigation.
Final rept. Nov 73-Aug 74,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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The Charleston Harbor model reproduced the Ashley, Cooper, and Wando Rivers, and a portion of the Atlantic Ocean. The model was of fixed-bed construction and was equipped with all the necessary appurtenances for accurate reproduction and measurement of tides, tidal currents, salinity intrusion, and other significant phenomena of the prototype. Prior studies led to the conclusion that rediversion of a major portion of the Santee River flow would result in a substantial reduction in maintenance dredging in Charleston Harbor. The amount of Santee River flow to leave diverted into Cooper River became a critical value with respect to power generation at Pinopolis, water quality in Charleston Harbor, and the prevention of saltwater intrusion into the Back River Reservoir constructed to supply freshwater for the Bushy Park industrial area and the City of Charleston. A detailed study involving various weekly schedules for release fo the 3000 cfs on conditions in the upper reaches of Cooper River and the Bushy Park Reservoir was performed.
- Civil Engineering