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Title: Model study of plans for channel improvement in the vicinity of Boston Bar, Mississippi River
Authors: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Keywords: Hydraulic models
Channels (Hydraulic engineering)
Bars (Geomorphology)--Mississippi River
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical memorandum
General: This memorandum constitutes a complete report on the results of experiments conducted at the U. S. Waterways Experiment Station on a small-scale model of that section of the Mississippi River near and including Boston Bar (mile 9 above Cairo). The Boston Bar study was conducted on that portion of the Dogtooth Bend model (reported upon in Technical Memorandum No. 109-1) between mile 16.3 above Cairo, and mile 4.o below Cairo, Illinois; this section of the Dogtooth Bond model will be hereinafter referred to as the Boston Bar model. The Boston Bar model was of the movable object type, and was built to linear scale ratios, model-to-prototype, as follow: horizontal, l to 600; vertical, l to 100. The general purpose of the study was to determine the relative effectiveness of various plans proposed for the improvement of the channel in the vicinity of Boston Bar. The chief item requiring study was the development of a plan which would provide satisfactory depths in the channel over Boston Bar crossing.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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