Mississippi River Sediment Load and Regime Equations

by C. Grimwood, Tulane Univ, New Orleans, LA, USA,
N. J. Powell, Tulane Univ, New Orleans, LA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Data collected by the Corps of Engineers were used to evaluate the interaction of such parameters as river slope, suspended sediment load, channel geometry, and river discharge. Calculations were made using the regime equations developed by Kennedy, Lacey, and Leopold and Maddock. It was found that changes in suspended sediment load, channel geometry, and river velocity computed using the equations developed by Leopold and Maddock agree favorably with the River parameters actually observed during the 1975 flood.

Subject Headings: Load factors | Sediment loads | Suspended loads | Rivers and streams | Suspended sediment | Geometrics | Hydrologic models | Parameters (statistics) | Slopes | Mississippi River

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