Temporal and Spatial Variations of Suspended Sediment Concentration during Navigation Traffic in a Natural River

by Renjie Xia, (A.M.ASCE), Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, United States,
Ta Wei Soong, (M.ASCE), Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, United States,
Nani G. Bhowmik, (F.ASCE), Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Suspended sediment samples were collected within the channel border area during barge-tow passage events at three cross-sectional locations on the Upper Mississippi River. Typical plots show that navigation traffic has a significant impact on the resuspension of sediments.

Subject Headings: Suspended sediment | Navigation (waterway) | Rivers and streams | Erosion | Fluid velocity | Fluid flow | Barges | Mississippi River

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