RIVER MOUTH TRAINING IN NEW SOUTH WALES, AUST.

C.D. Floyd

Abstract


A summary is given of the results of training sixteen rivers in an endeavour to increase bar depths for navigation. The bars are of simple crescent formation fed by littoral drift. Whilst the training works have improved conditions for navigation they have not resulted in any appreciable increase in bar depths. Despite the complex mechanisms involved in bar formation a consistent simple correlation is found to exist between channel and bar depths. This correlation seems to apply to all rivers and inlets with simple bar systems and extends over a range from a bar depth of two feet to 60 feet. The correlation holds for rivers elsewhere and-- with varying climates of exposure.

Keywords


river mouth; river training; South Wales

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