Arkansas River Plan

by William Whipple,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 4, Pg. 394-407

Document Type: Journal Paper


Development of Arkansas River for navigation purposes from Mississippi River to vicinity of Tulsa, Okla; locks and dams must be utilized to obtain navigable depths; large reservoirs now under construction will retain large part of sediment load; entire project, which includes flood control and power generation of 324 Mw is estimated to cost $1,201,000,-000; final plan provides eight dams and locks.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Locks (waterway) | Navigation dams | Locks (dam) | Navigation (waterway) | Reservoirs | Infrastructure construction | Sediment loads | Arkansas | Mississippi River

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