Accession Number : ADA114283

Title :   Baltimore Harbor and Channels Deepening Study; Chesapeake Bay Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Granat,Mitchell A ; Gulbrandsen,Leif F

PDF Url : ADA114283

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 193

Abstract : Public Law 91-611, through Section 101 of the 1970 Rivers and Harbors Act, authorized a plan of improvement to deepen the existing navigation channels to the Port of Baltimore from 42 ft to 50 ft and to extend the channels to the natural 50-ft-depth curves. Tests on the Chesapeake Bay hydraulic model were conducted to specifically investigate possible changes in the hydrodynamic characteristics of velocity, salinity, and tidal elevations associated with the proposed channel enlargements. Changes in these parameters can result in changes to estuarine circulation and dynamics, sedimentation rates and patterns; can effect biological communities and distributions; and can affect dispersion of pollutants and nutrients.

Descriptors :   *Chesapeake Bay, Estuaries, Harbors, Channels(Waterways), Modification, Ocean tides, Elevation, Water flow, Velocity, Salinity, Model tests, Hydraulic models

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE