"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.
Bardsley, Clarence Edward, 1894-1967
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
iii, 94 pages, 1 map
© 1932 Elmer John Sperling, All rights reserved.
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Flood control -- Mississippi River
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Sperling, Elmer John, "Investigations of diversion on the lower Mississippi River" (1932). Masters Theses. 4767.