Downward Trend in Mississippi River Suspended-Sediment Loads: Potamology Program (P-1)
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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This investigation was Phase III of a three-phase study of the sediment regime of the Mississippi River Basin. Phase I resulted in the publication of inventory of Sediment Sample Collection Stations in the Mississippi River Basin. The Phase II study identified a downward trend in Mississippi River suspended-sediment loads that apparently began around the middle of the 20th century. The current study deals with suspended-sediment sampling, analysis, and load-computation procedures used at key stations on major streams in the Mississippi River Basin and the possible influence of these procedures on the downward trend. Keywords Suspended sediments Flood control Riverscapacity quantity Sediment transport Sedimentssamplinganalyzers.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering