Abstract

"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.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Civil Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1928

Pagination

ii, 13 pages

Geographic Coverage

Mississippi River

Rights

© 1928 R.W. Campbell, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Floods -- Mississippi River
Spillways -- Design and construction

Thesis Number

T 543

Print OCLC #

9512752

Electronic OCLC #

946039759

Comments

1 folded map in back of book is included here as supplementary material.

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