Accession Number : ADA116595

Title :   Man-Made Cutoffs on the Lower Mississippi River, Conception, Construction, and River Response.

Descriptive Note : Potamology investigations,


Personal Author(s) : Winkley,Brien R

PDF Url : ADA116595

Report Date : Mar 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 219

Abstract : The purpose of this study is to reanalyze the navigation and flood channels of the Mississippi River by examining the arguments leading up to the series of man-made cutoffs, discussing their construction and illustrating the response of the system to the cutoffs. Engineers in many countries have looked on the Mississippi River cutoff program as one of extreme success but in trying to duplicate river shortening on other rivers have often produced disastrous results. The delicate balance among the hydraulic and geomorphic factors that control river form and river flow is so complex that it is not well understood. It is necessary then that there be as complete an understanding as possible of the response of a river after a single cutoff or a series of cutoffs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Channels(Waterways), Mississippi River, Loops, Modification, Construction, Geometry, Hydrology

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE