Accession Number : AD0748393

Title :   Effects of Submerged Sills in the St. Clair River: Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 63-Dec 65,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

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

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The St. Clair River connects Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair. The river, about 40 miles long, is a vital link in the Great Lakes inland navigation system in north central United States. Low lake level experienced in Lake Huron during the early 1960's had a significant detrimental economic impact on the area. In order to increase the water level in Lake Huron, plans for using submerged sills at the head of St. Clair River were proposed. Because of the impossibility of determining by analytical means the effect of these sills on water levels in the lake and on navigation conditions in the vicinity of the sills, a fixed-bed, 1:60-scale model was used that reproduced approximately 2.8 miles of the St. Clair River and a small section of the lower end of Lake Huron. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INLAND WATERWAYS, WATER TRAFFIC), HYDRAULIC MODELS, SHIP MODELS, SEDIMENTATION, DEPOSITION, DRAINAGE, CONTROL SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE