Accession Number : ADA305831

Title :   Passaic River Tunnel Diversion Model Study: Report 1, Passaic River Flood Protection Project, Upper Basin Sedimentation Study.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Abraham, David D. ; Thomas, William A.

PDF Url : ADA305831

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 185

Abstract : A numerical model, HEC-6, was used to help determine the effects of the proposed Passaic River Tunnel Flood Protection Project in northern New Jersey. The modeling effort was one of the largest undertaken using HEC-6. A branching and closed loop network of 406 cross sections that included several locations in which reverse flows occur were some of the complicating factors that were dealt with in this study. The results of the study showed that the tunnel operation will not adversely affect sedimentation patterns in the network and should actually decrease the rate of present channel degradation in some reaches. Aggradation in the vicinity of Two Bridges and the Spur Tunnel Inlet could be a problem, which might require periodic maintenance. (MM)

Descriptors :   *TUNNELS, *SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, *RIVERS, *FLOOD CONTROL, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NEW YORK, HYDROLOGY, ROUTING, WATERSHEDS, HYDROGRAPHY, CHANNEL FLOW, BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), HYDRAULIC MODELS, NEW JERSEY, CLOSED LOOP SYSTEMS, SEDIMENTATION, BRIDGES, INLETS(WATERWAYS), ESTUARIES.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE