American Society of Civil Engineers


Montgomery Point Lock and Dam Entrance to the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System


by R. Chris Hicklin, (U.S. Army Engineer District, United States)

pp. 588-592

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management
Abstract: The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System has experienced a steady and positive increase in use. However, in the last 10 years changing conditions along the Mississippi River have caused a loss in the reliability of the system. The Montgomery Point Lock and Dam study has determined that the only engineering solution to the problem is a lock and dam at the entrance to the system. The impact of the lock and dam is a vital concern since the geographic area has considerable environmental importance. Additional problems dealing with dredged material disposal and the determination of economic feasibility of the proposed project are also significant concerns.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Arkansas
Dams
Economic factors
Elevation
Locks
Low flow
Navigation
Reliability
Rivers and streams

Author Keywords:
Inland Waterways
Dams - Flow of Water--Analysis - Navigation - Reliability - Rivers--Arkansas River
Dredged Material Disposal - Economic Feasibility - McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System - Montgomery Point Lock and Dam