Accession Number : AD0735779

Title :   Effects of Removal of Shooters Island and Shore Modifications on Tides, Currents, and Shoaling in the Kill Channels: Hydraulic Model Investigation,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Bobb,W. H.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The existing comprehensive fixed-bed model of New York Harbor was used to determine if construction of a containership terminal on Arthur Kill opposite Elizabethport, New Jersey, would have adverse effects on tides, currents, and shoaling in adjacent Federal navigation channels. Terminal construction plans included the removal of Shooters Island from lower Newark Bay for fill material and widening of Arthur Kill to provide berthing areas adjacent to the terminal. Consideration is being given to increasing the depths of the navigation channels in Arthur Kill and Kill Van Kull from the existing -35 ft MLW depth to -42 ft MLW; therefore, tests were made to evaluate the effects of the terminal scheme for both channel conditions. The test results consist of measurements of tide heights, current velocities, shoaling quantities, and time-exposure photographs of surface-current patterns. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HARBORS, HYDRAULIC MODELS), (*INLAND WATERWAYS, MAINTENANCE), RIVER CURRENTS, TIDES, SALINITY, MODEL TESTS, HARBOR MODELS, NEW YORK

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE