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Title: Field investigation of Reid Bedford Bend Revetment, Mississippi River
Authors: United States. Mississippi River Commission
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Keywords: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) - Potamology Report - 1948 -
Mississippi River
Reid Bedford Bend
Revetment failure
River banks
Bank stabilization
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Potamology investigations report no. 5-2 v.1.
Description: Potamology Report
Abstract: Soon after the construction of the Reid Bedford Bend revetment considerable scour occurred along the toe of the revetment, and within less than four months after construction tvro major failures occurred. As a result of these failures and the possibility of future failures in the revetment, the Reid Bedford Bend revetment was selected for a comprehensive field investigation of revetment performance. The purpose of this investigation was to determine in so far as possible the nature and causes of revetment failures and developments leading to failures, and also to obtain a basis for the planning of investigations of revetments in other reaches of the Mississippi River. It was also a secondary purpose of this investigation to obtain data for the correlation of the results obtained from the model investigation of revetment with those observed in the prototype.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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