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Title: Effects of proposed extension of Craney Island Disposal Area on tides, currents, and salinities : hydraulic model investigation
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Norfolk District.
Boland, Robert A.
Keywords: Craney Island Dike
Current velocity
Hydraulic models
Spoil disposal
Hampton Roads
Waste disposal area
Dredging spoil
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; H-72-8.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: The existing comprehensive fixed-bed model of James River was used to determine the effects of the proposed westward extension of the present Craney Island dike on surface flow patterns, velocities adjacent to the levees, salinities in the adjacent flats, and tidal heights. The test results consist of comparable measurements of tide heights, current velocities, and salinities for existing and proposed conditions. An analysis of the results of the model tests led to the conclusions that the proposed westward extension of the present Craney Island disposal area using either of two dike alignments tested would have no significant effects on local current velocities, salinities, or tidal heights. Also, the spoil area expansion would have minimal and insignificant effects on other factors influencing the local environment, with the obvious exception that the portion of the river bottom within the limits of the proposed disposal area expansion would be removed.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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