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Title: Little Sand Island turning basin and channel widening, Mobile Bay, AL, Deep Draft Navigation Improvement Project
Authors: Lynch, Gary C.
Webb, Dennis W.
Keywords: Channels (Hydraulic engineering)
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)) ; no. TR-07-5
Abstract: Mobile Bay is located on the southern shore of the state of Alabama. Little Sand Island is located on the north end of Mobile Bay, near the beginning of the Mobile Waterfront area. Little Sand Island is approximately 36 miles from the beginning of the Federal Channel. The Alabama State Port Authority proposes to construct a new container terminal on the northern end of McDuffie Island. The new container terminal will require a new turning basin on the east side of the Upper Reach, just north of Little Sand Island. Additionally, the northern end of the Upper Reach will have to be widened on the eastern side to ease the approach for ships entering the turning basin. To assist the U.S. Army. Engineer District, Mobile (SAM), in evaluating various alternatives for the proposed turning basin and channel widening, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) conducted a navigation study utilizing real-time ship simulation modeling. Model development and online testing occurred at the ERDC Waterways Experiment Station (WES) in Vicksburg, MS, during the period from June to November 2006.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL TR-07-5
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Size: 62 pages
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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