Mississippi-Alabama: Natural and Man-Made Shores—A Study in Contrasts
Quaternary formations essentially define the present configuration of the Alabama-Mississippi coast. As the result of the coast's tectonic history, they are much less widespread and thinner...

Historical Shoreline Analysis of the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Historical shoreline positions of the Mississippi mainland coast and the barrier islands were digitized for four periods of time. USGS T-sheets provided control for the 1850's, 1917, and...

Dauphin Island, Alabama Beaches: Real Decisions in the Real World
The beaches are important present-day concerns at Dauphin Island, Alabama. Several steps have recently been taken to address beach management problems. One, a group of local, state, and...

Coastal America Gulf of Mexico Region Implementation Strategy
The Gulf of Mexico Regional Implementation Team (GMRIT) is composed of Federal and State agency representatives from the five Gulf Coast States of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama,...

Case Study of an Offshore Horizontal Boring
A pipeline system was needed to transport natural gas from a discovery in Mobile Block 823 to Mobil's existing system inside Mobile Bay. Sand Island, a small barrier island off Dauphin...

Numerical Simulation of a Shallow Estuary—Weeks Bay, Alabama
This paper describes a study of Weeks Bay, Alabama, an estuary located on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In this study the WIFM model is used to simulate...

Naval Homeport Facilities at Pensacola, Florida, and Mobile, Alabama
Presented herein are histories for the planning, design, and construction of the Navy's two newest homeport waterfront facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. Included are the waterfront facilities...

The Human Factor in Failures
Human shortcomings cause three-quarters of project failures. A study of 500 case histories led to this assumption. One such failure at the Walter Bouldin dam in Alabama, is described in...

Real Time Forecasting at a Major Flood Control Project
Using data from a network of real time rain and stream gages, Alabama Power computes inflows in a deterministic streamflow model and adjusts outflows hourly to achieve optimum flood control...

Allocating Chattahoochee River Water Rights
Recent proposals to reallocate Chattahoochee River waters to provide water supply for Atlanta, Georgia have caused great concern to downstream users in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. A...

Levee Failure at Elba, Alabama
In March 1990, flooding resulted in levee failure at Elba, Alabama. The levee project was constructed in 1938 by the Works Progress Administration to provide protection to the city from...

Numerical Simulation of Alabama's Weeks Bay Estuary
Weeks Bay system models describing water elevation, water circulation, salinity and BOD/DO concentrations are used to investigate two case study scenarios - a dredged ten foot deep boat...

Rip Currents: Human Impact and Forecastibility
Annually, a large number of people in the United States drown in the surf zone. This study determines the number of surf drownings each year, mainly in Dade and Broward counties of southeast...

Observation of Suspended Sediments in Mobile Bay, Alabama from Satellite
As part of a comprehensive geologic study of coastal Alabama and Mississippi, the U.S. Geological Survey is investigating coastal sediment transport in Mobile Bay and the adjacent shelf....

Cyclonic Events and Sedimentation in the Gulf of Mexico
An ample literature exists documenting the destructive effects hurricanes have upon offshore barrier islands and coastlines. The Gulf of Mexico region has been especially heavily impacted...

Mound Migration in Deeper Water and Methods of Categorizing Active and Stable Depths
Sustained shoreward migration of several dredged material disposal mounds, including one in 6-m depths off the Alabama coast, should encourage greater use of nearshore placement to conserve...

A Systematic Analysis of Disposal Site Stability
This paper describes a systematic methodology for predicting the stability of dredged material disposal sites over long periods of time, ranging from months to years. The approach is based...

How the Office of Hydropower Licensing Resolved Seven Recent Relicensing Disputes
In May 1989, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued relicensing regulations in Order No. 513 to (1) help licensees whose hydropower licenses were about to expire...

Efficiency and Cavitation Effects of Hydroturbine Venting
Volkart and Bohac et al. have summarized much of the past work on aeration of hydroturbine releases to improve downstream water quality. Conventional alternatives for increasing dissolved...

Computer Simulation of Weeks Bay, Alabama
Results of a two-dimensional, depth averaged (WIFM) mathematical model for Weeks Bay, Alabama under equatorial tide conditions are presented. Comparisons of model predicted hydrodynamic...

 

 

 

 

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