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Title: Large-scale geomorphic change in the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO, to Donaldsonville, LA, as revealed by specific gage records
Authors: Biedenharn, David S.
Allison, Mead A.
Little, Charles D., 1946-
Thorne, C. R. (Colin R.)
Watson, Chester C.
Keywords: Potamology
River engineering
River morphology
Mississippi River
Gages--Data processing
River science
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Mississippi Valley Division.
United States. Mississippi River Commission.
Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: MRG&P;Report No. 10
Abstract: Abstract: Specific gage records were developed for 25 stations on the Mississippi River between St. Louis, MO, and Donaldsonville, LA. Generation and initial inspection of these records for the Mississippi River establish that complex morphologic adjustments have occurred throughout the river system for at least a century and indicate that these adjustments continue to the present day. Further, although no attempt was made in this study to conduct a detailed analysis of the effects of the numerous natural and anthropogenic factors on the morphologic trends in the river in the initial assessment reported herein, preliminary evaluation of the specific gage records demonstrates that they provide a powerful framework that, when combined with other geomorphic assessment tools, will aid in under-standing and explaining the complex morphological processes that drive the Mississippi River. These and other comprehensive analyses are planned for future Mississippi River Geomorphology & Potamology Program efforts.
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