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Title: Investigation of 110-volt echo sounder
Authors: United States. Mississippi River Commission.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Keywords: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) - Potamology Report - 1950 -
Mississippi River
River banks
Bank stabilization
Echo sounding
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Potamology investigations report ; no. 4-1.
Description: Potamology Report
Introduction: The Waterways Experiment Station has undertaken a comprehensive field and office investigation of revetment in the Mississippi River in an effort to determine the nature and causes of revetment failures with the view toward the development of methods of overcoming such failures. Accordingly, efforts ere being made to utilize every means available to obtain as much detailed information as possible concerning the factors affecting the stability of revetment in the river and developments leading to revetment failure. It was recognized that the determination of the exact location and condition of a revetment, particularly at the time of its failure, is of paramount importance in such an investigation. Because of the turbidity of the Mississippi River and the great depths and swift currents usually found along a revetted bank, the location, condition, and performance of revetment cannot be determined by direct observation. In this connection it was thought that it might be possible to obtain additional information concerning the location and condition of a revetment and its supporting bank with the aid of echo sounding.
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