Accession Number : ADA250065

Title :   Evaluation of the National Register Eligibility of the Bonnet Carrel Spillway Structure, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE MUSEUM OF GEOSCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Shuman, Malcolm K. ; Franks, Herschel A. ; Kemp, Emory ; Yakubik, Jill-Karen

Report Date : 15 FEB 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 214

Abstract : This report evaluates the Bonnet Carrel Spillway Structure from the standpoint of eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places. The natural, prehistoric, and historic settings of the spillway are described, followed by a chapter detailing the evolution of flood control efforts in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Items discussed include the development of the levee system; the assertion of federal control; the investigations of Charles Ellet and of Humphreys and Abbot; the 1879 formation of the Mississippi River Commission (MRC); evolving revetment technology; and the push for spillways . The following chapter details the significant events in the flood of 1927, including the chief crevasses; emergency measures; duration of the flood; areas affected; and local, state, federal and private responses. Architecture; Engineering; Flood Control; Floods; Hydraulics' Jadwin; Levees; Mississippi River; Spillways.

Descriptors :   *FLOOD CONTROL, *HISTORY, ARCHITECTURE, CONTROL, EMERGENCIES, ENGINEERING, LEVEES, MISSISSIPPI RIVER, REVETMENTS, SPILLWAYS, NATURAL HISTORY, LOUISIANA.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE