Masters Theses


"This investigation is concerned with the study of various programs employed in reducing and controlling sediment. The measures employed by the U.S. Soil Conservation and Forestry Services to control and reduce erosion, the primary source of sediment, was studied. The flood control and river navigation structures constructed and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the effect of these structures on sedimentation was also evaluated. State and local community regulation and control of exploited natural resources was studied to determine their influence on the generation and control of sediment.
The Allegheny, Monongehala and upper Ohio River Drainage Basin has the most advanced programs to provide flood control and navigation facilities of the ten major basins in the United States. Sediment carried and deposited by the streams has been reduced to increase the design life and reduce maintenance costs for these structures.
The acidity of the soil and waters has influenced the amount of sediment carried in suspension. Reducing this acidity to more common neutral or slightly basic waters may increase the sediment load. Further research is needed in soil and water chemistry to determine if this will occur and to develop effective control measures"--Abstract, page ii.


Gevecker, Vernon A. C., 1909-1992

Committee Member(s)

Morgan, Ray E., 1908-1997
Walters, Frank Garnett
Muir, Clifford D.


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering


University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date



v, 100 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-99).

Geographic Coverage

Monongahela River (W. Va. and Pa.)
Allegheny River (Pa. and N.Y.)
Ohio River


© 1966 William S. Wood, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Sediment transport
Sedimentation and deposition

Thesis Number

T 1844

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