Channel Erosion in Southwestern Louisiana Canal

by Linda N. Doiron, Research Assoc.; Dept. of Geography, Univ. of California at Los Angeles, Calif.,
Charles A. Whitehurst, Assoc. Dean of Engrg. for Research and Grad. Activities, and Prof. of Mech. Engrg.; Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, La.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterway Port Coastal and Ocean Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 2, Pg. 201-213

Document Type: Journal Paper


Geomorphic processes active in the man-made Southwestern Louisiana Canal are studied with the aid of color infrared and multiband imagery aerial photography and various field analysis techniques. The enlargement and shoaling of the canal is investigated to determine their causes, and to quantify the rates of erosion and deposition in a man-made structure of historically known dimensions in the bidirectional tidal flow regions of an estuarine environment.

Subject Headings: Erosion | Canals | Tides | Aerial photography | Shoals | Field tests | Estuaries | Structural analysis | Louisiana | United States

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