Flood Distribution Problems Below Old River

by Frederic M. Chatry, Engr.; U. S. Army Engr. Dist. New Orleans, New Orleans, La.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 8, Pg. 1-15

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Assuring safe passage of flood flows on Mississippi River below Old River requires that controlled system of natural streams and existing and planned artificial floodways be operated to distribute peak flows in accordance with design capacities of various system segments; factors influencing operation include stages and discharges, sedimentation problems, economic and commercial considerations, and adaptation to constantly changing hydraulic conditions.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Floods | Economic factors | Flow control | Flow distribution | Hydraulic design | River flow | Safety | Mississippi River

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