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Title: Instructions and outline for potamology investigations
Authors: United States. Mississippi River Commission.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Keywords: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) - Potamology Report - 1947 -
Mississippi River
Potamology
River banks
Bank erosion
Levees
River improvements
River stabilization
Planning
Investigations
Issue Date: Nov-1947
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Potamology investigations report ; 1-1.
Description: Potamology Report
Abstract: In its meandering the Mississippi River is always caving its banks and working towards the levees at many points. The straightening of the river has increased its flood slopes and current velocities, resulting in increased bank caving and meandering. Since the levees within the limits of the project enacted into law by the act of 15 May 1928, are being greatly enlarged, they will be much more expensive than heretofore, and measures must be taken to avoid the frequent necessity for having to move them from the proximity of caving banks. In addition, the river cannot be regulated for low water navigation until the banks are made stable, this both to keep the channel in one place and to stop the enormous dumping of earth by bank caving. A general bank protection scheme must be carried out. The outline presented herein proposes an investigation through a comprehensive research program for determining the governing principles for the design and overall planning of river improvement and stabilization.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/3157
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