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Title: Inventory of ice problem sites and remedial ice control structures
Authors: River Ice Management Program
Perham, Roscoe E.
Keywords: Allegheny River
Monongahela River
River navigation
Ice control
Ohio River
Winter navigation
Illinois River
River ice
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 88-7.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: As part of the River Ice Management (RIM) program, several ice-affected, navigable rivers were studied to find locations where ice problems occur on a regular basis. The rivers studied were the Illinois River and the Ohio River and its tributaries, especially the Allegheny and the Monongahela. Several problem areas were found at river bends, islands, and locks and dams and were generally caused by having too much broken ice in the ship track. One site had a serious frazil ice problem. Ice control structures such as ice booms and deflector booms were investigated for use at certain locations. The report includes a list of 64 ice problem sites, 5 locks and dams that could benefit from ice control structures, and 3 proven structures that are technically applicable.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/11646
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