Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Downward trend in Mississippi River suspended-sediment loads
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New Orleans District.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Lower Mississippi Valley Division.
Dardeau, Elba A.
Causey, Etta M.
Keywords: Bed load
Mississippi River Basin
Sediment analysis procedures
Sediment load-computation procedures
Sediment samplers
Sediment sampling procedures
Sediment transport
Suspended-sediment load
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Report (Potamology Program--P-1 (U.S.)) ; 5.
Description: Potamology Report
Abstract: This investigation was Phase III of a three-phase study of the sediment regime of the Mississippi River Basin. Phase I, conducted under the earlier Lower Mississippi Valley Division (LMVD) Potamology Program (T-1), resulted in the publication of US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station Technical Report M-77-1, "Inventory of Sediment Sample Collection Stations in the Mississippi River Basin." The end product of Phase II was LMVD Potamology Program (P-1) Report 1, ''Characterization of the Suspended-Sediment Regime and Bed-Material Gradation of the Mississippi River Basin," published in August 1981. The Phase II study identified a downward trend in Mississippi River suspended-sediment loads that apparently began around the middle of the 20th century. The current study deals with suspended-sediment sampling, analysis, and load-computation procedures used at key stations on major streams in the Mississippi River Basin and the possible influence of these procedures on the downward trend.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Appears in Collections:Potamology Investigations Report

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
P-1-Report-5.pdf16.82 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail