Bed Sediments and Bed Forms of the Lower Mississippi River

by B. S. Queen, Colorado State Univ, Ft. Collins, United States,
C. F. Nordin, Colorado State Univ, Ft. Collins, United States,
R. E. Rentschler, Colorado State Univ, Ft. Collins, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Approximately 500 bed material samples were collected from the thalweg of the Lower Mississippi River. At each sample location, a sonic record of the bed was obtained. From the appearance of the sonic records, the bed material could usually be predicted as being one of four major categories: (1) fine to coarse gravel, or mud (composed of deposited silts, clays, and very fine sand); (2) sand; (3) in situ clay outcrops; and (4) debris covered beds.

Subject Headings: Bed materials | Sediment | Bed forms | Clays | Sand (hydraulic) | Sandy soils | Sand (material) | Mississippi River

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