Accession Number : AD0719173

Title :   Model Study of Bessie Cutoff, Mississippi River. Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Franco,J. J. ; Glover,J. E.

Report Date : SEP 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The model investigation of Bessie Cutoff, considered for construction on the Mississippi River, was concerned with obtaining information and data on the probable effects of the cutoff on channel development, channel stabilization, navigation, and flood control and to demonstrate the conditions expected to officials of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and local and navigation interests. The cutoff was proposed for construction across Slough Landing Neck about 60 miles below Cairo, Illinois. It would be about 5 miles long and would shorten the river by about 21 miles. A distorted, fixed-bed model, reproducing about 79 miles of the Mississippi River to scales of 1:500 horizontally and 1:100 vertically, was used for the investigation. The study also indicated the general effects of the cutoff on channel development and stabilization, the effects of the floodfree roadway connecting the severed area with the mainland, and the movement of sediment at the head of the cutoff during the initial development. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INLAND WATERWAYS, *HYDRAULIC MODELS), RIVER CURRENTS, FLOODS, TEST METHODS, SEDIMENTATION, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, TENNESSEE

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE