Accession Number : AD0722212

Title :   Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, Channel Improvement. Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

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

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : The Turtle Creek channel improvement plan is proposed for the lower end of Turtle Creek near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to provide flood protection for a 20,000-cfs design discharge from the mouth to a point 3.8 miles upstream. The model investigation was concerned with the study of the hydraulic performance of the proposed design in the lower reach, the effect of low level bridges, abutments, and other channel constrictions, and the evaluation of various modifications to the proposed design. An undistorted model, scale 1:50, reproducing the lower 7800 ft of Turtle Creek and a portion of the Monongahela River at the confluence was used for the investigation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INLAND WATERWAYS, *HYDRAULIC MODELS), MAINTENANCE, RIVER CURRENTS, SEDIMENTATION, PHOTOGRAPHS, MODEL TESTS, PENNSYLVANIA

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE