Accession Number : AD0763174

Title :   Lock and Dam No. 8, Arkansas River Navigation Project. Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 64-Sep 69,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Franco,John J. ; McKellar,Cody D. , Jr

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : Lock and Dam No. 8 will consist of a 110- by 600-ft lock and a 1120-ft-long, gated, nonnavigable dam. A movable-bed model reproducing 11.0 miles of the Arkansas River, with a horizontal scale of 1:120 and a vertical scale of 1:80, was used to determine: (a) the suitability of the proposed site for the lock and dam structure; (b) adequacy of proposed regulating works in the reach upstream and downstream of the structures and modifications required to provide adequate channel dimensions and satisfactory navigation conditions with minimum maintenance; and (c) relative effectiveness of various sizes of initially dredged channels in a section of river similar to the section reproduced in the model downstream of the dam.

Descriptors :   (*DAMS, *HYDRAULIC MODELS), RIVERS, NAVIGATION, ARKANSAS, MAINTENANCE, FLOW FIELDS, SEDIMENTATION, MODEL TESTS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE