Accession Number : ADA302490

Title :   Redeye Crossing Reach, Lower Mississippi River. Report 1, Sediment Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Pokrefke, Thomas J., Jr. ; Nickles, C. R. ; Raphelt, Nolan K. ; Trawle, M. J. ; Boyd, M. B.

PDF Url : ADA302490

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The sedimentation study conducted on the Redeye Crossing Reach of the Mississippi River about 3 miles downstream of Baton Rouge, LA, was a combination of numerical and physical movable-bed model studies to aid in the development of a satisfactory dike design for this reach. A two-dimensional numerical model, TAB 5-2, was used to predict the reduction in dredging that could be anticipated with the original dike design and subsequent modifications. Those modifications included changing the length, height, location, and number of spur dikes. The plans investigated addressed the required dike plan to maintain the existing 40-ft navigation channel through the reach and an enhancement of that plan to provide a 45-ft channel to be developed in the near future. Since no dikes presently exist in this portion of the Mississippi River, the physical movable-bed model study was also conducted to take advantage of the capabilities of both types of models.

Descriptors :   *SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, *MISSISSIPPI RIVER, *DREDGING, *DIKES, *SEDIMENTATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, GRAIN SIZE, NAVIGATION, RIVERS, CROSSINGS, SEDIMENTS, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, CHANNELS(WATERWAYS), HYDRAULIC MODELS, LEVEES, LOUISIANA.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE