Accession Number : AD0756438

Title :   Wave Run-Up and Overtopping Levee Sections, Lake Okeechobee, Florida, Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Hudson,R. Y. ; Jackson,R. A. ; Cuckler,R. E.

Report Date : JAN 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : A hydraulic model investigation of levee sections proposed for impounding Lake Okeechobee was conducted to determine the effectiveness of different types of sections in preventing excessive overtopping of the protective levees by hurricane-generated waves. Most of the tests were conducted on 1:30-scale models of the levee sections installed in a wave flume 94 ft long with a testing section 1.5 ft deep and 1 ft wide. A few tests were conducted in a larger wave flume (119 ft long, 4 ft deep, and 5 ft wide) using a linear scale of 1:17, model to prototype. The height of wave run-up on and volume of water overtopping levee sections of various slopes, crown elevations, and lakeside berms for several depths of water at beach toe and levee toe were determined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEVEES, *HYDRAULIC MODELS), LAKE WAVES, TROPICAL CYCLONES, FLOODS, MODEL TESTS, FLORIDA

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE