A Three-Dimensional Numerical Simulation of Seasonal Flow and Salt Transport in the C&D Canal

by Bernard B. Hsieh, (M.ASCE), U.S. Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
David R. Richards, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
Jeff Gebert, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Two seasonal-scale, three-dimensional hydrodynamic models with salt transport using CH3D-WES were constructed to represent the most critical periods of environmental concern: fishery spawning and water supply. A ranking analysis was used to identify the seasonal highflow, mediumflow and lowflow periods from a 31-year historical record of two major river inflows. Thirty-two seasonal simulation runs were performed to address the flow and salt transport for different inflow patterns and a proposed channel deepening alternative. The significant results are presented.

Subject Headings: Three-dimensional flow | Numerical models | Three-dimensional models | Flow simulation | Seasonal variations | Hydrologic models | Channel flow | Water supply systems | Flow measurement | Canals | Salts | Water flow | North America | Delaware | United States

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