Bank Failure and Erosion on the Illinois Waterway

by M. F. Spoor, US Army Corps of Engineers, United States,
D. J. Hagerty, US Army Corps of Engineers, United States,



Abstract: In 1988, bank failure and erosion on the Illinois Waterway were evaluated. Banks were inspected from the air and from a motor vessel; thirty-one sites were examined in detail. Severe erosion was very limited, and under-cutting of banks by waves and currents was not encountered.

Subject Headings: Erosion | Failure analysis | Waterways | Water waves | Streamflow | Water flow | River flow | River bank stabilization | North America | Illinois | United States

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