Hydraulics of Southwest Pass, Mississippi River

by Chester A. Peyronnin, Jr.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 1, Pg. 103-116

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper summarizes and generalizes the results of an extensive data collection program at Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River. Various theories of shoaling in highly stratified estuaries are examined and the salt water wedge theory selected as the most probable cause of heavy shoaling in this pass.

Subject Headings: Hydraulics | Rivers and streams | Shoals | Salt water | Data collection | Hydrologic data | Water stratification | Estuaries | Mississippi River

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