Accession Number:

ADA202197

Title:

Development of a Predictive Model to Assess the Effects of Extended Season Navigation on Great Lakes Connecting Waters. Appendix A. Site and Soil Conditions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIV HOUGHTON

Report Date:

1985-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

The object of this study was to develop a method for forecasting the physical effects of the passage of commercial vessels through Great Lakes connecting waters during that period of time when traffic is normally at a minimum due to a more or less continuous ice cover. The physical impacts examined were sediment translocation, water quality effects, direct damage to existing structures, and changes in the gross hydraulic regime. Also associated with Appendix A but bound separately are Development of a Predictive Model to Assess the Effects of Extended Season Navigation on Great Lakes Connecting Waters, Final Report the Users Manual for Prediction of Vessel Impacts in a Confined Waterway Appendix B, Observed Vessel Induced Water Level Drawdowns and Appendix C, Observed Ice Thicknesses and Water Turbidities. This appendix contains the general locations of all data gathering sites used along the St. Marys River as shown on portions of NOAA Great Lakes chart 14883. The general site locations are followed by detailed data arranged by site. Individual site data includes all soil data collected, detailed cross-section information as appropriate, and the specific locations of light extinction and turbidity data acquisition for the Lake Nicolet and Lake Munuscong sites. The light extinction and turbidity data are located d in Appendix C.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE