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Title: Soils investigation : Bauxippi-Wyanoke revetment
Authors: United States. Mississippi River Commission.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Keywords: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) - Potamology Report - 1951 -
Mississippi River
Bauxippi-Wyanoke revetment
Soil investigation
Soil mechanics
River banks
Bank erosion
Soft soils
Soil erosion
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Potamology investigations report ; no. 7-1.
Description: Potamology Report
Introduction: Soil conditions at a number of sites along the banks of the Mississippi River have been studied as part of the potamology investigations being conducted by the Waterways Experiment Station for the Mississippi River Commission. Heretofore, the major soils investigations have been confined to sites at which large bank failures have occurred. Considerable data have been accumulated which indicate the existence of certain related soil and geological conditions common to all the sites investigated. A study of soil conditions existent on relatively stable river banks is now being conducted in an effort to establish the unfavorable soil conditions peculiar to river banks subject to large failures. Two large-scale stable revetment sites have been selected for study because the history of revetted banks is more completely known end bank recession has been prevented by virtue of the revetment at these sites. This report presents the results of the soils investigations made at one of the sites selected for study, Bauxippi-Wyanoke revetment on the right bank of the Mississippi River at miles 724 to 728 AHP. This revetment has, for practical purposes, a failure-free history dating back to 1917 when revetment work was initiated at the site. The study was intended to furnish information on the following : A.) The general nature of the soils existing adjacent to the revetment as determined from borings. B.) The penetration resistance of soils encountered as determined by cone sounding tests. C.) The relative and absolute densities of the sands encountered as determined from tube samples recovered from undisturbed borings. D.) The geological conditions in the vicinity of the revetment.
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