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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Metamorphosis of a River. A Comparison of the Mississippi River Before and After Cutoffs.
Author Winkle, Brien R. ;
CORP Author Mississippi State Univ., State College. Water Resources Research Inst.
Year Published 1973
Report Number OWRR-A-999-MISS; 05414,; A-999-MISS(9b)
Stock Number PB-229 648
Additional Subjects Mississippi River ; Channels(Waterways) ; Morphology ; History ; Data ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-229 648 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 46p
The paper documents the hydraulic and geometric changes in the Vicksburg District portion of the river over the past 100 years, and particularly the period since the cutoffs. Because of many factors, the efficiency of the Mississippi River is lower than it was in 1950 and possibly even less efficient than it was as a natural unimproved river. Structures have been placed according to the availability of funds and wherever the need was the greatest. The geometry of the river has changed so fast, in response to the numerous cutoffs, that it has been almost impossible to fight it. The result is a poorly aligned river that has lost flood efficiency, proper sediment transport, and possibly some navigation control.