Accession Number : AD0723946

Title :   Development and Maintenance of Navigation Channel, Arkansas River, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Franco,J. J. ; McKellar,C. D. , Jr

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : As part of the studies for development of the multiple-purpose plan to provide a navigable waterway from the Mississippi River to the general area of Tulsa, Oklahoma, a scale model of a typical 10-mile reach of the Arkansas River was used to test various plans for channel improvement and stabilization under conditions of normal sediment load. Principal conclusions were: A dredged cut without an appreciable reduction in the river's sediment load or the addition of regulatory works would only temporarily affect channel conditions; Regulating structures to increase the radius of curvature of bends would tend to provide a more uniform channel cross section and improve channel alignment over crossings; Controlling depths could be increased by contraction of the channel, particularly at crossings. Longitudinal groins would be effective in fixing the location and alignment of the channel over crossings, and would produce some deepening of the channel over the crossings. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INLAND WATERWAYS, *HYDRAULIC MODELS), DAMS, SEDIMENTATION, RIVERS, ARKANSAS

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE