An Analysis of Channel Stability of the Red River from Shreveport, Louisiana to Index, Arkansas

by Nolan K. Raphelt, US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


To analyze the stability of the Red River in the study reach (Shreveport, LA to Index, AR) two comprehensive hydrographic surveys were studied. The hydrographic surveys were compared to determine if measurable bank caving and overbank deposition had taken place in the time period between the hydrographic surveys. The report also analyzes inflowing and outflowing sediment rating curves to determine if the suspended sediment increased or decreased in the study reach. The objective of this study is to evaluate two methods of determining the stability of river channels. These two methods will be applied to the Red River in the reach between Shreveport, LA and Index, AR.

Subject Headings: Channel stabilization | River bank stabilization | Suspended sediment | Channel flow | Sediment | Rivers and streams | Inflow | River flow | Louisiana | United States | Arkansas

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