Comprehensive River Stabilization

by Walter C. Carey,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1966, Vol. 92, Issue 1, Pg. 59-86

Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Comprehensive river stabilization is a multi-purpose water resources improvement measure. By virtue of the program of cut-off and corrective dredging of Gen. H. B. Ferguson, President, Mississippi River Commission (1932-1938), and the follow-up stabilization program of his successor, Gen. M. C. Tyler, the lower Mississippi River improvement became the world's first example of comprehensive river stabilization. This type of river improvement, which lends itself to stage construction, is of great significance to the inhabitants of the unimproved alluvial rivers in the undeveloped areas of the world. The first stage, the securing of a gently-sinuous single channel stream by means of cut-off and corrective dredging, will contribute a substantial measure of flood control, some drainage improvement, improved navigation, fish and wild-life benefits, and other water resources purposes for a few years, pending obtaining the capital needed for complete stabilization.

Subject Headings: River bank stabilization | Water resources | Dredging | Stream channels | Alluvial channels | Construction management | Channel stabilization | Mississippi River

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