Hydrodynamic Changes Associated with Navigation Traffic on the Upper Mississippi River System

by Nani G. Bhowmik,
Ta-Wei David Soong,
Renjie Xia,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


Research has been conducted at the Illinois State Water Survey for the last five to seven years to collect field data from the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers to determine the extent and distributions of these physical changes within such large bodies of water. Field data were collected from more than 250 naturally occurring barge events encompassing all the changes previously mentioned. Some typical results are discussed and presented in this paper.

Subject Headings: Traffic surveys | Hydrodynamics | Navigation (waterway) | Water transportation | River systems | Water supply systems | Data collection | Hydrologic data | Mississippi River | Illinois | United States

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