Effects from Thin-Layer Disposal of Dredged Material on Water Quality in Mississippi Sound

Impacts of the 1993 Flood on the Mississippi River in Illinois
The 1993 flood has now been recognized as one of the greatest floods on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Its geographical extent included portions of Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin,...

Lake Michigan Diversion at Chicago
Water has been diverted from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River basin beginning with the construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal in 1848 to serve navigation needs. During the...

Damage to Highway Infrastructure 1993 Mississippi River Basin Flooding
A study has been initiated to investigate the basin-wide impact of the 1993 Mississippi River Basin flooding on damage to the highway infrastructure. The study involves site investigations...

The Summer of 1993 Floods Lower Missouri River
Throughout the State of Missouri from November 1992 through July 1993, precipitation set new records, in some cases ranging as high as 200 - 400 percent of normal rain fall. Missouri precipitation...

Bridge Scour During the 1993 Floods in the Upper Mississippi River Basin

Environmental Effects of Flooding at a USCG Base
In July of 1993, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Base St. Louis facility was flooded. As the flood waters receded and cleanup efforts were initiated, a number of environmental issues had to...

Recycling on the Mississippi
Changes in the Mississippi River's water depth and alignment are forcing the retirement of the 105-year-old Hannibal, Mo. swing bridge. Although the bridge's...

Storm Water Management in the Greater New Orleans Area
Two parishes, Orleans and Jefferson, located within the Greater New Orleans area have been identified by EPA as urbanized areas requiring storm water permits. Storm water management has...

Processes Affecting Coastal Wetland Loss in the Louisiana Deltaic Plain
Nowhere are the problems of coastal wetland loss more serious and dramatic than in the Mississippi River deltaic plain region of south-central Louisiana. In that area, rates of shoreline...

Crevasses on the Lower Course of the Mississippi River
Before construction of artificial levees, crevasses were a common event along the Mississippi River. They directed sediment out of the main channel and reduced flood stage down river....

The Development of a Geographic Information System for the Management of Mississippi's Coastal Wetlands
The Mississippi Automated Resource Information System's (MARIS) Technical Center (MTC) and the Mississippi Bureau of Marine Resources (BMR) are engaged in a joint project to improve the...

Using GIS to Monitor Wetlands Loss/Gain
This paper represents the work being done at the National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) to monitor wetland change in the Mississippi River...

Salinity Variations in Two Louisiana Estuaries
Salinity variations, on a variety of time scales, are described for two shallow bar-built estuaries of the Louisiana coast. Tidal, sub-tidal, and seasonal scale variations are important...

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...

Coastal Erosion Analysis of the Belle Fontaine Area, Jackson County, Mississippi
The Belle Fontaine area contains the only remaining natural beach on the mainland Mississippi shoreline. The fine to medium-grained sand beach is the result of erosion and retreat of the...

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...

A Classification of the Coastal Dunes of Louisiana
The aeolian deposits of the barrier coastlines of Louisiana to the west of the active delta of the Mississippi have been studied intensively for almost 20 years. The dunes, dune terraces...

Coastal Protection Efforts: A Comparison of the Rhine Delta and the Mississippi Delta
The coastal protection efforts are compared in the Mississippi Delta and the Rhine Delta Although the Mississippi Delta in Louisiana is sometimes referred to as the 'Holland of North America'...

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,...

 

 

 

 

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