Accession Number : AD0735849

Title :   Effects of a Proposed 35-Foot Channel to Richmond on Currents and Salinities over the Seed Oyster Beds in James River: Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Bobb,W. H. ; Brogdon,N. J. , Jr. ; Simmons,H. B.

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : A comprehensive model which correctly reproduced tides, currents, and salinities in the James River and tributaries was used to determine the probable effects of a proposed 10-ft increase in the depth (from 25 ft to 35 ft mlw) of the navigation channel between Newport News and Richmond on salinities and currents in the estuary as a whole and especially over the seed oyster beds.

Descriptors :   (*INLAND WATERWAYS, *HYDRAULIC MODELS), TIDES, RIVER CURRENTS, SALINITY, MODEL TESTS, VIRGINIA

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE