Plan for Closure of Old River

by George M. Cookson,


Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 4, Pg. 311-330


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Project to maintain course of Mississippi River below Old River; it provides for construction of controlled diversion system north of Old River, completion of Mississippi River levee system, and closure dam in Old River adjacent to lock structure now under construction; main earth dam will be 1450 ft long, 99 ft high; details of design of structures, methods of construction, and aspects of hydraulics, settlement, and seepage.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Construction methods | Infrastructure construction | Locks (dam) | Earthfill dams | Hydraulic design | Levees and dikes | River systems | Mississippi River

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