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Title: Old River diversion, Mississippi River. Report 4, Outflow channel investigations : hydraulic model investigation
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New Orleans District.
Nickles, Charles R.
Pokrefke, Thomas J.
Keywords: Old River Diversion
Old River Control Structure
Hydraulic models
Mississippi River
Outflow channel
Tailwater control
Stream channelization
Hydraulic structures
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; HL-84-4 rept. 4.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The outflow channel investigation was conducted to study possible means of repairing damage to or preventing future conditions that could endanger the stability of the low-sill structure. The 1:120-scale undistorted fixed-bed model was used to study flow conditions during rehabilitation of damage to the stilling basin, the need for additional scour protection in the outflow channel below the stilling basin, a means of controlling the tailwater of the low-sill structure, and the possibility of replacing the left downstream wing wall with a rock structure if the existing wing wall were to fail. Results of the studies indicated no adverse flow conditions would be produced by the closing required during partial completion of the stilling basin rehabilitation work. Scour velocities in the unprotected areas of the outflow channel could be expected to reach 10 fps. The two types of tailwater control structures, rock weirs and concrete piling schemes, would not satisfactorily control the low-sill structure tailwater as desired and would severely limit or prevent navigation to the area below the structure. If failure of the left downstream wing wall occurs, a rock structure could be used as a satisfactory replacement.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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