Accession Number : AD0722213

Title :   Arkansas River Navigation Entrance. Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Franco,John J. ; Shows,Louis J. ; Foster,James E.

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : The study is concerned with the lower portion of the Arkansas River project which enters the Mississippi River through Arkansas Post Canal and White River. Tests were conducted on a fixed-bed model with a horizontal scale of 1:600 and a vertical scale of 1:100 reproducing the Mississippi River from mile 571 AHP to mile 604 AHP, Arkansas River from its mouth to a point about 56.5 miles upstream, White River from its mouth to a point 12 miles upstream, and adjacent overbank and backwater areas. Investigation was conducted to determine effects of various cutoffs on navigation, determine most favorable location for entrance into the navigation canal from Arkansas River, study the flow pattern and velocities in the entrance to the canal, and determine adequacy of proposed flood-control plan. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INLAND WATERWAYS, *HYDRAULIC MODELS), RIVER CURRENTS, NAVIGATION, FLOW FIELDS, DAMS, MODEL TESTS, ARKANSAS

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE