"For many years the lower Mississippi River valley has been in constant danger from high water causing disastrous floods. The important city of New Orleans, our typical French city, is below the surface of the Mississippi River at all stages, and its only means of protection at present is by a levee. Should this bulkwark give way, the whole of that city would be submerged. With this danger in mind, the writer has undertaken a study for, and design of a spillway above the city to reduce the danger caused by high water. Each year flood heights increase and the levees, due to the enormous pressure exerted upon them, become weaker. Many thousands of dollars are spent each year in repair and strengthening of levees, but this can not go on forever, and it is probably only a matter of time until it will be impossible to further control the increasing flood heights"--Introduction, page 1.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Professional Degree in Civil Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
ii, 13 pages
© 1928 R.W. Campbell, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Floods -- Mississippi River
Spillways -- Design and construction
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Link to Catalog Recordhttp://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1487922~S5
Campbell, R. W., "Diversion of Mississippi flood water as aid to flood control" (1928). Professional Degree Theses. 298.