Resume of Research Studies of Hydraulic Characteristics of Mississippi River Channels. Interim Report FY 1967. Potamology Research Project 10.
ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT VICKSBURG MISS
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This report presents a brief description of field and office studies of the hydraulic characteristics of selected cross sections and reaches of the Lower Mississippi River through FY 1966. These studies are a part of the general potamology investigations for improving techniques for stabilizing the bed and banks of the Mississippi River. The general purpose of the previous studies was to analyze the hydraulic factors and elements of the river cross sections, establish allowable limits of width-depth and area-depth relations, and to determine the relation of radii of curvature to width and depth. Since April 1966, more intensive studies have been made of six typical stable, straight, and divided flow reaches. Also, 5 reaches have been selected for detailed studies relating to the effect of existing or proposed dikes. Current objectives of the investigations include a general study of the hydraulic variables relating directly to channel geometry developing criteria for the design of channel stabilization structures and evaluation and prediction of the effects of existing and proposed channel stabilization structures.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology