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Title: Bank caving investigations : Free Nigger Point and Point Menoir, Mississippi River soils investigation
Authors: United States. Mississippi River Commission.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Keywords: Potamology
Mississippi River
Soil investigations
Soil tests
Soil testing
Soil sampling
Soil mechanics
Bank caving
River banks
Soil liquefaction
Flow failure
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Issue Date: May-1952
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Potamology investigations report ; no. 15-1.
Description: Potamology Report
Summary: Bank recession has been active at both Free Nigger Point and Point Menoir over a long period of time. A large bank failure and subsequent levee crevasse occurred at Free Nigger Point in March 1949, and an extensive soils investigation was conducted immediately thereafter. The results of that investigation were presented in a report entitled "Investigation of Free Nigger Point Crevasse, Mississippi River," Waterways Experiment Station, December 1950. An investigation of soil conditions at Point Menoir (a bendway similar to Free Nigger Point) was conducted in 1950 and 1951, using undisturbed sampling techniques and special laboratory tests developed since 1949. A limited number of additional undisturbed and sample borings were also made at Free Nigger Point using the improved procedures to afford a valid comparison of soil conditions at both sites. This report presents a summary of the soil conditions at the two sites, a comparison between the sites, and predictions of the future stability of the sites.
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