Mississippi Diversionby Brian Fortner, Contributing Editor;
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2000, Vol. 70, Issue 5, Pg. 46-51
Document Type: Feature article
The $103-million Davis Pond freshwater diversion project in coastal Louisiana will divert up to 10,650 cfs (300 m³/s) of Mississippi River water to the Barataria Bay Estuary through four 14 ft (4 m) wide box culverts built into the levee. The project encompasses more than 10,000 acres (4,050 ha) and required miles of guide levees, a huge pumping station, and hundreds of piles at the diversion structure. The project also required the temporary relocation of a state highway and a railroad bed.
Subject Headings: Pumping stations | Levees and dikes | Sea water | Fresh water | Bays | Spillways | Ponds | Rivers and streams | Mississippi | Mississippi River | North America | Louisiana | United States
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