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Title: Estuary model test evaluation
Authors: Brogdon, Noble J.
Keywords: Estuaries
Hydraulic models
Saltwater encroachment
Salinity intrusion
Model evaluation
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; HL-86-7.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: Salinity data from physical model studies of nine estuaries and pertinent information on each estuary were analyzed in an effort to develop rapid and effective techniques to evaluate the changes in salinity that would occur due to modification (deepening) of navigation channels. Several analysis approaches to the model data were attempted in an effort to achieve the objective of this research unit. At the time of publication, no successful technique had been developed that meets the objective. However, it is recommended that efforts to develop a technique to evaluate the change in salinity due to channel deepening continue. The magnitude of salinity change due to channel modification is dependent to a large degree on each of the phenomena listed in the following tabulation. The results and conclusions presented for each estuary studied in this report could be applied, with engineering judgment, to similar systems to reach a quick and general estimate of salinity change due to channel modification.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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