Masters Theses

Abstract

"The purposes of this investigation were severally as follows: (a) To determine the feasibility of digging pilot channels to scour out channels through the Beouf and Atchafalaya basins of sufficient size to handle the project flows contemplated for these basins in time of superflood. (b) To determine the best forms of the pilot channels and the best approximate dimensions. (c) To determine velocities conducive to erosion, transportation, and deposition; the manner and rate of enlargement under below-bank, bankful, and overbank flows; and the character of trace to be expected after enlargement of the proposed channels. (d) To investigate any suggested modifications of the proposed plan"--Purposes of the Investigation, page 5.

Advisor(s)

Bardsley, Clarence Edward, 1894-1967

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1932

Pagination

iii, 94 pages, 1 map

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaf 40).

Geographic Coverage

Mississippi River

Rights

© 1932 Elmer John Sperling, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Flood control -- Mississippi River

Thesis Number

T 601

Print OCLC #

5963135

Electronic OCLC #

635981340

Comments

Several photographs were missing from the document when it was electronically scanned in 2009.

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