Accession Number : ADA326893

Title :   Red River Waterway, Lock and Dam 3: Report 3 - Sedimentation Conditions Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : McCollum, Randy A.

PDF Url : ADA326893

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Since Lock and Dam 3 was constructed in an excavated channel bypassing a short bend, the problems were expected to be unusual especially as there were no existing flow conditions to use as a guide. Therefore, a hydraulic model study, with provisions for movable-bed operations, was necessary to determine the alignment of the channel and the arrangement of the lock and dam most satisfactory for both navigation and sediment movement. The purposes of the model study were the following: (a) To determine the adequacy of the channel alignment and the arrangement of the lock and dam. (b) To study tendency for scour and fill in the approaches to the lock and dam and determine training structures that would improve navigation conditions and minimize dredging requirements and scour problems.

Descriptors :   *HYDRAULIC MODELS, *SEDIMENTATION, *WATERWAYS, BENDING, ALIGNMENT, SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, NAVIGATION, FLOW, DREDGING, CHANNELS, DAMS, LOCKS(WATERWAYS).

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE