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Main Title Mississippi River - A Water Source for Texas: (Evaluation of a Proposed Water Diversion).
Author Kazman, Raphael G. ; Arguell, Ottoniel ;
CORP Author Louisiana Water Resources Research Inst., Baton Rouge.
Year Published 1973
Report Number Bull-9; OWRR-A-016-LA; 07816,; A-016-LA(2)
Stock Number PB-219 362
Additional Subjects ( Mississippi River ; Water resources) ; ( Water supply ; Texas) ; Economic development ; Salt water ; Cost estimates ; Mathematical prediction ; Water quality ; Mathematical models ; Water storage ; Demand(Economics) ; Louisiana ; Tables(Data) ; Vicksburg(Mississippi) ; New Orleans(Louisiana) ; Water diversion
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-219 362 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 190p
Various rates of diversion to Texas were incorporated in computer playbacks of the daily Mississippi River discharges at Vicksburg for the period from 1928 to 1967, assuming that the Old River Control Structure also diverted 25 percent of the flow into the Atchafalaya River at the same time. The frequency of salt-water encroachment in the river at New Orleans (Algiers) during the low water would not have changed if the minimum diversion rate to Texas had been 24,000 cfs for 8.5 months per year (annual quantity, 12 million acre-feet). A simple program forecasts the daily discharges at Vicksburg (up to 6 days) and New Orleans (up to 9 days) from daily readings at upstream gaging stations. The estimates are within 11% of recorded flows at least 80% of the time. Salt-water advance up the Mississippi can also be reliably predicted with a subroutine from either the actual or the forecast flows. (Author Modified Abstract)