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...

Velocity and Turbulence Measurement from the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers
This paper presents a data measurement program that was used for collecting the velocity data associated with barge-tow traffic on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers and includes a discussion...

Recent Applications of Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers
A Broadband acoustic Doppler current profiler (BB-ADCP) is a new instrument being used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to measure stream discharge and velocities, and bathymetry....

Frequency of the 1993 Flood in the Upper Mississippi River Basin
The frequency of the 1993 flood in the upper Mississippi River Basin is characterized by applying Bulletin 17B and L-moment methods to 111 unregulated watersheds in the basin. The analysis...

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

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...

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...

Riparian Wetlands and Flood Stages
The paper studies concurrent flood stage records from two fourth-order streams in the hills of northwest Mississippi with similar soils, watershed relief and overall land use. The streams...

One- and Two-Dimensional Analysis of Flow in Hotophia Creek, MS
A numerical experiment on the influence of a sand bar encroachment on the stream flow pattern is reported. The results of a two-dimensional analysis were compared with results of an equivalent...

Climatic Perspective on the 1993 Mississippi R. Flood
The 1993 summer flooding in the Upper Mississippi River Basin was the most devastating flood of modern times with damage estimates in the range of 15-20 billion dollars. The paper describes...

1993 Mississippi Record Stages and Levee Failures
Record-setting stages, flooding duration, and multiple levee failures are distinguishing features of the Mississippi River 1993 flood. The peak stages reached at stations along the Illinois...

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,...

Historical Trends in Flood Discharges on the Upper Mississippi River
Long-term streamgage records in the Upper Mississippi River Basin were analyzed using a Kendall Tau-b analysis to determine trends in flooding and average flows. Over the 130 years of...

The Miller City Levee Break and Incipient Meander Cutoff
On July 15, 1993, the flooding Mississippi River broke through a levee near Miller City, Ill., at the head of the Mississippi Embayment, approximately 55 km upstream from Cairo, Ill. Flow...

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...

Temporal and Spatial Variations of Suspended Sediment Concentration during Navigation Traffic in a Natural River
Suspended sediment samples were collected within the channel border area during barge-tow passage events at three cross-sectional locations on the Upper Mississippi River. Typical plots...

The New Clark Bridge: Saddle-Draped Cables
The new $85 million, 108 ft wide Clark-Bridge replaces a 20 ft wide 1928 truss bridge at Alton, Ill., carrying US 67 over the Mississippi about one mile above the recently completed Lock...

Water Injection Dredging in the United States

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

Computer Control of CSOs
Like many older cities, St. Louis has a combined sewer system and is faced with the difficulties of dealing with combined sewer overflows (CSOs). The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District...

 

 

 

 

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