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  • The effects of Illinois River traffic on water and sediment input to a side channel


  • The effects of river traffic on water and sediment inputs into a side channel were studied in an 18-month research project. McEver's Island, located in the Illinois River, was selected as the study site. The objectives of the research project were: 1) to collect data on factors such as suspended sediment load, water discharge, and types of sediment at a reach of a side channel which directly connects with the main river; and 2) to attempt to estimate the rate of movement of the sediment and water into a side channel in different river stages.Observations indicated that the wave height, velocity, and suspendedsediment concentration showed some significant changes during the passagesof barges. The amounts of water and sediment inputs into side channelsare relatively small compared with the background main channel dischargesand sediment loads.

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Language(s): EN-English

Volume or Year: 1981
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Date Created: 9 24 2004
Date Last Modified: 5 13 2003

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