Southwest Pass-Mississippi River 40-Ft. Channel

by Austin B. Smith,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 4, Pg. 291-310

Document Type: Journal Paper


Corps of Engineers is improving Southwest Pass to provide dependable 40-ft-deep ship channel connecting Mississippi River with Gulf of Mexico; to find best solution for elimination of heavy high water shoaling, prototype studies and model tests were conducted; results indicated that more sinuous channel alignment below mile 9 bhp and particularly in jettied sector below mile 17 bhp, will give additional force to high freshwater flow.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Hydrologic models | Ships | Gulfs | Developing countries | Water level | Shoals | Hydraulic models | Mississippi River | Gulf of Mexico

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