The Undersea Aqueduct—A New Concept in Transportationby Ellis L. Armstrong, Commissioner; Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Washington, DC,
Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 2, Pg. 303-310
Document Type: Journal Paper
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Growing imbalances between available water sources and growth areas requiring large volumes of high quality water lend a new urgency to the need for exploring alternatives for transporting freshwater across great distances. Environmental values and increased right-of-way and maintenance costs weigh against surface facilities. In coastal areas, where long distances separate supply sources from demand areas, water may be conveyed through a submerged offshore aqueduct. The aqueduct would provide a natural hydraulic head and other benefits over conventional facilities. Pipe materials, construction and maintenance methods, anchoring systems, and the ecologic considerations of such a system are explored.
Subject Headings: Water quality | Aqueducts | Maintenance | Construction materials | Construction methods | Fresh water | Water level
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