Plan for Closure of Old River

by G.M. Cookson,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 3, Pg. 83-102

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Project to maintain course of Mississippi River below Old River; it provides for construction of controlled diversion system north of Old River, completion of Mississippi River levee system, and closure dam in Old River adjacent to lock structure now under construction; main earth dam will be 1450 ft long, 99 ft high; details of design of structures, methods of construction, and aspects of hydraulics, settlement, and seepage.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Construction methods | Infrastructure construction | Locks (dam) | Earthfill dams | Hydraulic design | Levees and dikes | River systems | Mississippi River

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