SEDIMENTATION AT THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER

Chas. G. Holle

Abstract


Sedimentation it the mouth of the Mississippi River is a phenomenon that has been under study by the Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army, during the past 120 years. The primary objective in these investigations has been the determination of the most economical method of maintaining required navigation depths through the Mississippi River Passes for oceangoing vessels that serve the Ports of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and indirectly the vast Mississippi Valley river traffic.

Keywords


Mississippi River; navigation; shoaling

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