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Title: Considered Lake Erie-Lake Ontario waterway : hydraulic model investigation
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Buffalo District
Murphy, Thomas E.
Keywords: Canals
Great Lakes
Hydraulic models
Inland waterways
Lake Erie
Lake Ontario
Navigation conditions
Niagara River
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; H-70-3.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The investigation reported herein was conducted to assist the U.S. Army Engineer District, Buffalo, in determination of the economic justification of a water route connecting Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Specifically, the studies involved determination of the most functional and economical location for a lock in the vicinity of Buffalo, N. Y., and evaluation of navigation conditions at the entrance to an overland canal joining the American channel of the Niagara River northwest of North Tonawanda, N. Y. An existing model of the Niagara River with a horizontal scale of 1:360 and a vertical scale of 1:60 and a new undistorted model of the canal entrance with a 1:120 scale were used in the investigation. Tests demonstrated the desirability of placing the new lock in the vicinity of Buffalo as far downstream as is feasible without rendering the existing Black Rock Lock and Canal inoperable during the construction period. Navigation problems at the canal entrance were not severe as had been contemplated and a small amount of overexcavation resulted in satisfactory conditions.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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