Accession Number : AD0756398

Title :   Flood Control Project, Hoosic River, Adams, Massachusetts. Report Number 2. Model Investigation of Phase II of Improvement Works.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo. Jan 54-Nov 55,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Fortson,E. P. , Jr. ; Fenwick,G. B. ; Franco,J. J. ; Austin,H. S.

Report Date : FEB 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : Model investigations were conducted to verify hydraulic design of the improvement plan and to determine modifications required to provide the most economical and hydraulically sound design for high-velocity flow. A 1:20-scale model reproducing 6800 ft of the main channel of Hoosic River and the lower 212 ft of Fiske Brook was used to check channel alignment, superelevation in bends, characteristics of weirs, stilling basin, drop structures, and treatment of intakes and outlets. Tests of original design indicated flow conditions to be generally satisfactory. Revisions were made to improve flow conditions at the approach to a weir, at two diversion structures, and at Fiske Brook outlet. Special studies were made of minimum elevation required for all bridges. Side-wall heights necessary to prevent spillage were determined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INLAND WATERWAYS, *HYDRAULIC MODELS), MODEL TESTS, ALIGNMENT, MASSACHUSETTS, RIVERS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE