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Management strategies for flood protection in the Lower Illinois River, Phase I: Development of the Lower Illinois River-Pool 26 UNET model
- One of the main concerns was the ability to specify proper stage hydrographs at the downstream boundary of the Lower Illinois River for hydraulic design and analysis. We found that a unique stage-discharge rating relationship does not exist at the lower boundary of the Lower Illinois River at Grafton because of backwater effects from the Upper Mississippi River. Management options and results for managed storage and emergency activities need to be analyzed under more comprehensive design of flooding conditions. To improve the capability of UNET for modeling backwater effects for the Lower Illinois River, an extended model including Pool 26 of the Upper Mississippi River was developed. The downstream stations of the model are at the tail of Lock and Dam 25 and the Mel Price Lock and Dam pool, where stage readings are available. The model was calibrated with a 1979 flood and verified with a 1983 flood. Discharge and stage frequency analysis have also been performed for stations at Troy on Cuivre River, Lock and Dam 25 tail, Lock and Dam 26 pool, and Mel Price Lock and Dam on the Mississippi River.
Originally Deposited as: 999999994323
Phone Number: Language(s): EN-English Volume or Year: 2001
Number or Issue: Date Created: 9 24 2004
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