Accession Number : AD0783424

Title :   Geomorphology of the Middle Mississippi River

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Simons, Daryl B ; Schumm, Stanley A ; Stevens, Michael A

PDF Url : AD0783424

Report Date : Jul 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : A comprehensive study of the historical geomorphology of the Middle Mississippi River was made to determine the physical impact of river contraction works on river morphology and behavior, and subsequent effects on the side channels. The studies included physical model studies of the river and side channels, the combined effects of navigation improvement structures and flood protection works on flood stages, and a review of the history of development and modification of the Middle Mississippi River.

Descriptors :   *FLOOD CONTROL, *GEOMORPHOLOGY, *HYDRAULIC MODELS, *RIVERS, CHANNEL FLOW, HISTORY, ILLINOIS, MISSOURI, MODELS, MODIFICATION, NAVIGATION, SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, WATER FLOW, WIDTH

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE