Southwest Pass - Mississippi River 40-ft Channel

by A.B. Smith,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 3, Pg. 129-150

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: Hydrologic models | Ships | Gulfs | Developing countries | Water level | Shoals | Hydraulic models | Alignment | Mississippi River | Gulf of Mexico

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