Field Measurement of Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport of the Mississippi River at Old River

by Brad R. Hall, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
Timothy L. Fagerburg, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Two detailed field surveys of the hydrodynamics and suspended sediment transport of the Mississippi River at the Old River Control Structure complex were completed in February and June 1990. The river stage was at bankfull stage during the February 1990 survey. The river stage was approximately eight feet higher than bank-full stage during the June 1990 survey. The survey data provide a unique three-dimensional characterization of hydrodynamics and sediment parameters in a deep, swift alluvial river. This paper briefly describes the sampling techniques and provides details and results of the field measurements.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Sediment transport | Hydrodynamics | Flow measurement | Fluid flow | Geomatic surveys | Suspended sediment | Mississippi River

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