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Title: The Atchafalaya River Delta. Report 1, A plan for predicting delta evolution
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New Orleans District
McAnally, William H., Jr.
Heltzel, Samuel B.
Donnell, Barbara P.
Keywords: Geomorphology
Atchafalaya River (La.)
Modeling methods
Mathematical models
Numerical models
Delta evolution
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-82-15 rept. 1.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana, contains one of the world's most actively growing deltas. Growth of that delta will affect the physical environment of the area, navigation projects, and flood control projects. The hydraulic system in which the delta occurs contains riverine, lacustrine, estuarine, and marine environments, along with extensive wetlands. Cohesive and noncohesive sediment movement is subject to tidal and riverflow influences, as modified by winds, waves, and density currents. A plan was constructed that would permit delta evolution for the next 50 years to be predicted along with anticipated impacts of that delta growth. The plan included multiple approaches to predict delta growth, ranging from simple extrapolation to complex numerical modeling.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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