A Hydrodynamic Study of Davis Pond, Near New Orleans, LA
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB
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This study characterizes water levels in the Davis Pond floating marsh created by the diversion of fresh water from the Mississippi River. The model was validated to observed field data collected from November 2003 to January 2004. After model validation, eight alternatives were tested to determine the benefits of extending the diversion canal Alternatives 1 3, increasing the size of the cuts through the gabion weir Alternatives 4 6, and creating breaches in the Cypress Lumber Canal Alternatives 7 8. These eight initial alternatives were analyzed and used to create four additional alternatives Alternatives 9 12 consisting of the most beneficial aspects of each of the initial alternatives. The final four alternatives were tested to determine their expected benefits to the system.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Fluid Mechanics