Accession Number : ADA140446

Title :   The Atchafalaya River Delta. Report 4. Generic Analysis of Delta Development.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COASTAL STUDIES INST

Personal Author(s) : Wells,J T ; Chinburg,S J ; Coleman,J M

PDF Url : ADA140446

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : The development of two freshwater deltas in Atchafalaya Bay is providing new subaerial land is south-central Louisiana in an area traditionally subjected to coastal retreat. From the engineering and scientific standpoints, it is important to know at what rate and by what mechanisms the deltas in Atchafalaya Bay will continue to grow. Utilizing maps, charts, aerial photographs, and published and unpublished literature, growth patterns in 10 similar deltas and subdeltas were examined as a means of projecting the rate of growth and configuration of subaerial land in Atchafalaya Bay to the year 2030.

Descriptors :   *Deltas, Louisiana, Rivers, Bays, Channels(Waterways), Evolution(General), Growth(General)

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE