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Title: Kentucky Lock and Dam, Tennessee River, Kentucky: navigation study
Authors: McCollum, Randy A.
Crawford, B. T.
Keywords: Fishing jetties
Fishing piers
Flow recirculation
I-24 bridge
Kentucky Lock and Dam
Powerhouse Island
Tennessee River
Truss float-in
Issue Date: Apr-2002
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CHL TR ; 02-3.
Description: Technical report
A 1:100 physical navigation model was built to replicate the Kentucky Lock and Dam at approximately river mile 22.4 of the Tennessee River. The model reproduced approximately 0.1 miles immediately upstream of the dam and approximately 1.9 miles downstream of the dam. The model study was performed primarily to determine navigation conditions that would be associated with the construction of a 1,200-ft lock and 1,200-ft guide wall landward of the existing 600-ft lock and to improve any noted navigation deficiencies. The model was also used to develop structures to decrease the size and strength of a large eddy that forms below the spillway during certain flow conditions and operation of the dam. The model was also used to evaluate any impacts on navigation that would result due to construction of proposed fishing jetties and piers. This report describes all plans evaluated in the model and the results of these plans.
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