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Title: Channel stabilization interoceanic sea-level canal lower Atrato River portion, route 25 Colombia, South America
Authors: Lindner, C. P.
Keywords: Atlantic Ocean
Atrato River
Atrati Valley Realinement
Bahia Columbia
Pacific Ocean
Rio Sucio
River slopes
Sautata Realinement
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Committee on Channel Stabilization
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical report
INTRODUCTION: On 11 March 1969, Mr. E. W. Eden., Chief of the Interoceantic Canal Studies Branch, U. S. Army Engineer District, Jacksonville, presented a paper to the Corps of Engineers Channel Stabilization Committee in which he described the physical features of the lower Atrato River and valley and requested the Committee's opinions on channel stabilization matters in connection with the alternates being considered for the handling of the river and canal in that area. The alternative plans included: (a) Route 25A which would provide for separate channels for the canal and river with a short diversion farther downstream that would divert the river from its present distributaries to Bahia Columbia; (b) the Sautata Realinement in which the river and canal also would be carried to the Atlantic Ocean in separate channels, the river and canal also would be carried to the Atlantic Ocean in separate channels, the river in this case being diverted from a point about 16-1/2 miles above Sautata on a direct line to Bahia Colombia; (c) the Atrato Valley Realinement in which the river and canal would occupy a single channel leading from the existing river channel at a point 9 miles above Rio Sucio essentially on a straight line to Bahia Colombia; (d) a channel on the latter alinement for the canal only, through some local drainage would be carried thereby, with the upper Atrato River water discharged to the Pacific Ocean by means of Facilities similar to those included in the Colombian Choco plan.
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