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

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