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United States Mississippi River Commission

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Works: 1,002 works in 1,338 publications in 1 language and 8,744 library holdings
Genres: Maps  History  Periodicals  Rules  Surveys 
Classifications: TC425.M6, 627.4
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2007 Atchafalaya River navigation and flood control book by United States ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historic names and places on the lower Mississippi River by Marion Bragg ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geomorphology and quaternary geologic history of the Lower Mississippi Valley by Roger T Saucier ( )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Abstract: this comprehensive, two-volume synthesis, the first in 50 years, is aimed at a multidisciplinary audience concerned with multiple aspects of water resources engineering and natural and cultural resources management. It presents at a scale of 1:250,000 the distribution of environments of deposition as compiled from more than 30 years of detailed geologic mapping, as well as a new interpretation and delineation of the eroded suballuvial surface. A detailed interpretation of the evolution of the alluvial valley and deltaic plain is presented and illustrated by a series of 13 paleogeographic reconstructions. The chronology of valley events is based on stratigraphic relationships and radiometric age determinations but relies heavily on archeological evidence. The geologic processes and controls that affect the entire region include continental glaciations, climate, sea level variations, tectonics and diapirism, and subsidence. Both erosional and depositional landscapes are represented, and the lithology, soils, and geotechnical properties of the latter are presented in narrative and tabular form for the principal fluvial, lacustrine, eclian, deltaic, and deltaic-marine environments. Discussions of neotectonics in the region focus on the New Madrid Seismic Zone, and a section of the synthesis addresses special engineering considerations such as groundwater occurrence, mass movements, river meandering, and long-term stability."--Publisher's website
Divine providence : the 2011 flood in the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project by Charles A Camillo ( )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flood control in the lower Mississippi River Valley by United States ( Book )
14 editions published between 1956 and 1976 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atchafalaya River system, 2006 hydrographic survey : Old River to Atchafalaya Bay and distributaries by United States ( )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annual report of the chief of engineers on civil works activities by United States ( )
in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mississippi River : Black Hawk, Louisiana, to Gulf of Mexico, mile 324 AHP to mile 23 BHP : 2003-2004 hydrographic survey by United States ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mississippi River navigation by United States ( Book )
13 editions published between 1957 and 1970 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mississippi River Commission : an American epic by Michael C Robinson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Draft, comprenhensive management plan, environmental impact statement Mississippi, National River and Recreation Area, Minnesota by United States ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 2007 Mississippi River hydrographic survey book (of 2004 data) by United States ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geological investigation of the alluvial valley of the lower Mississippi river by United States ( Book )
4 editions published between 1944 and 1945 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fine-grained alluvial deposits and their effects on Mississippi River activity by Harold Norman Fisk ( Book )
4 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flood control and navigation maps of the Mississippi River : Cairo, Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico including navigation charts, middle Mississippi River below Hannibal, Missouri by United States ( )
3 editions published between 1955 and 1959 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The improvement of the lower Mississippi river for flood control and navigation by United States ( Book )
5 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A laboratory study of the meandering of alluvial rivers by United States ( Book )
6 editions published between 1945 and 1950 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary report : model-prototype comparison study of dike systems, Mississippi River : potamology investigations by John J Franco ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Movable-bed model studies were conducted of seven of the most complex and troublesome reaches of the Mississippi River to obtain some quick general indications of the effectiveness of plans proposed for the improvement and stabilization of those reaches. Because of the limited time available, the studies were conducted in an existing facility with little or no adjustment of the models and in some cases without a base test. Because of the limited size and shape of the facility, only a relatively short reach of the river including the problem could be reproduced in each model with little or no overbank areas. The horizontal scale varied with each reach depending on its size and shape and were much smaller with a higher distortion of the linear scales than was considered desirable for studies of this type. An analysis of the model results compared with developments in the river based on an evaluation of considerable prototype data indicated that the types of models used predicted, at least qualitatively, most of the principal trends that actually occurred in the river with the plans tested. The degree of accuracy of the models varied and depended to a considerable extent on the model adjustment, characteristics of the reach, flow conditions, and similarity between plan tested and actual construction. The analysis of model and prototype data permitted an evaluation of the performance of various types of dikes and dike systems and some of the principles involved in the developments within alluvial streams
 
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Alternative Names
Mississippi River Commission
Mississippi River Commission (U.S.)
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Mississippi River Commission
Languages
English (124)