Evolution of Tidewater Port

by Chester A. Peyronnin, Jr., Prof.; School of Engrg., Tulane Univ., New Orleans, LA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways, Harbors and Coastal Engineering Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 2, Pg. 387-394

Document Type: Journal Paper


A portion of the Port of New Orleans consists of an inner harbor connected to the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Pontchartrain. The growth of this inner harbor is discussed with major emphasis on the hydraulic aspects. Such problems as current flow in the waterway complex, tidal flows and storm surges, salinity regime changes, and sedimentation in the waterway are mentioned.

Subject Headings: Tides | Ports and harbors | Water flow | Gulfs | Developing countries | Lakes | Hydraulics | Storm surges | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States | Gulf of Mexico

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