Shoaling of the Lower Hudson River

by C.M. Duke,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 1, Pg. 29-46

Document Type: Journal Paper


Investigation on sources of sedimentation, characteristics of fresh and salt water components of flow within estuary, quantity of shoaling which occurs, and fundamental principles affecting sedimentation process; 2 hydraulic models are being used to prove possible solutions; first model reproduces entire New York Harbor and Hudson River up to limit of saltwater intrusion; second model reproduces 9 mi section between Battery and George Washington Bridge; interim conclusions.

Subject Headings: Shoals | Hydrologic models | Hydraulic models | Sediment | Structural models | Salt water intrusion | Bridge components | Fresh water | River flow | Hudson River | North America | United States | Washington | New York

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