Hydraulic study for the construction of artificial islands in Peoria Lake, Illinois

Misganaw Demissie, David Soong, Nani G. Bhowmik

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Abstract

Long-term sediment accumulation in the lake reduced the average depth of the lake from 8 feet in 1903 to 2.6 feet in 1985, which resulted in the deterioration of aquatic habitats and recreational areas in the lake. A detailed hydraulic analysis was needed to evaluate the feasibility creating islands in Peoria Lake. The major hydraulic considerations include determining the optimum locations for the islands in terms of minimizing the sedimentation rates around the islands. A hydraulic study was conducted to investigate the best locations for constructing islands in the lake. The study made use of the one-dimensional HEC-6 sediment transport model and the two-dimensional TABS-2 hydrodynamic model. Field data were also collected to establish existing lake-bottom profiles and velocity distributions at selected locations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHydraul Eng Proc 1988 Natl Conf Hydraul Eng
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages340-345
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0872626709, 0872626709
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventHydraulic Engineering: Proceedings of the 1988 National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering - Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Duration: Aug 8 1988Aug 12 1988

Publication series

NameHydraul Eng Proc 1988 Natl Conf Hydraul Eng

Other

OtherHydraulic Engineering: Proceedings of the 1988 National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
CityColorado Springs, CO, USA
Period8/8/888/12/88

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Demissie, M., Soong, D., & Bhowmik, N. G. (1988). Hydraulic study for the construction of artificial islands in Peoria Lake, Illinois. In Hydraul Eng Proc 1988 Natl Conf Hydraul Eng (pp. 340-345). (Hydraul Eng Proc 1988 Natl Conf Hydraul Eng). Publ by ASCE.