Mississippi riverbank harbor siltation study

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Abstract

Siltation inside a harbor built on the Mississippi River downstream of St. Louis, MO has been a problem since the harbor started operating. This study presents an assessment of the causes of siltation and recommendations for sediment management strategies. A comparison between the characteristics of the sediment found in the harbor and the suspended and bed material in the river showed that the wash load of the Mississippi River enters the harbor and deposits due to the lack of flow-through velocities. Characteristic discharges in the river and associated suspended sediment concentrations were computed to determine the thresholds above which significant siltation can be expected. The times of the year in which siltation is more prominent were also determined, and potential sediment management strategies were proposed as part of this study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRiver Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016
EditorsDan Hanes, Marcelo Garcia, George Constantinescu
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages1238-1242
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781138029132
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventInternational Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016 - St. Louis, United States
Duration: Jul 11 2016Jul 14 2016

Publication series

NameRiver Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis
Period7/11/167/14/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Fernández, R., Garcia, M. H., & Parker, G. (2016). Mississippi riverbank harbor siltation study. In D. Hanes, M. Garcia, & G. Constantinescu (Eds.), River Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016 (pp. 1238-1242). (River Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016). CRC Press/Balkema.