Bank Failure and Erosion on the Illinois Waterway

by M. F. Spoor, US Army Corps of Engineers, United States,
D. J. Hagerty, US Army Corps of Engineers, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sediment Transport Modeling


In 1988, bank failure and erosion on the Illinois Waterway were evaluated. Banks were inspected from the air and from a motor vessel; thirty-one sites were examined in detail. Severe erosion was very limited, and under-cutting of banks by waves and currents was not encountered.

Subject Headings: Failure analysis | Erosion | Waterways | Forensic engineering | Sediment transport | Water waves | Inspection | River bank stabilization | Illinois | United States

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