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Title: A hydrodynamic study of Davis Pond, near New Orleans, LA
Authors: McAlpin, Tate O.
Letter, Joseph V.
Martin, S. Keith
Keywords: Davis Pond
Floating marsh
Freshwater diversion
Lake Cataouatche
Cypress Lumber Canal
Vertical datum analysis,
Flood profile
Mississippi River diversion
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CHL TR ; 08-11.
Description: Technical report
This study characterizes water levels in the Davis Pond floating marsh created by the diversion of fresh water from the Mississippi River. The model was validated to observed field data collected from November 2003 to January 2004. After model validation, eight alternatives were tested to determine the benefits of extending the diversion canal (Alternatives 1–3), increasing the size of the cuts through the gabion weir (Alternatives 4–6), and creating breaches in the Cypress Lumber Canal (Alternatives 7–8). These eight initial alternatives were analyzed and used to create four additional alternatives (Alternatives 9–12) consisting of the most beneficial aspects of each of the initial alternatives. The final four alternatives were tested to determine their expected benefits to the system.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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