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Possible failure of the low-sill control structure at Old River, Louisiana

Jerrold S. Horne

Possible failure of the low-sill control structure at Old River, Louisiana

economic and physical consequences

by Jerrold S. Horne

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Published by Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Atchafalaya Floodway, La.,
  • Mississippi River.
    • Subjects:
    • Dam failures -- Mississippi River.,
    • Atchafalaya Floodway, La.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJerrold S. Horne.
      SeriesBulletin - Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute ; GT-5
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTC424.L8 A28 no. 5, TC425.M66 A28 no. 5
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 58 p. :
      Number of Pages58
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4694253M
      LC Control Number77620634

      1 day ago  The Old River Control Structure, when eventually built, was the creation of many, but, primus inter pares, Hans Albert Einstein was the man who decided where it .


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Possible failure of the low-sill control structure at Old River, Louisiana by Jerrold S. Horne Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Possible failure of the low-sill control structure at Old River, Louisiana: economic and physical consequences.

[Jerrold S Horne]. together with the Low Sill Structure to provide protection during emergencies. In case of an accident that restricts the flows or affects operation of the gates, the Auxiliary or Low Sill can be closed safely.

With the addition of the Auxiliary Structure, the Old River Complex has not only been restored. Failure of the Old River Control Structure and the resulting jump of the Mississippi to a new path to the Gulf would be a severe blow to America's economy, robbing New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and.

But as explained in Part 2 of this series, Escalating Floods Putting Mississippi River's Old River Control Structure at Risk, the ORCS is under increasing threat of failure due to a build-up of. If the Old River Control Structure fails Gulf of Mexico Highway impact increase industrial Kazmann Krotz Springs Lake Pontchartrain land levees lg73 flood located low flow Low Sill Structure Lower Mississippi River major flood miles million Morgan City municipalities natural gas occur Old River Control ORCS ORCS failure Orleans metropolitan.

On Apthe Old River Control Structure foreman walked out on the Low Sill Structure for an inspection to witness the collapse of a foot-long wall along the south side of the intake channel.

Six Niagara Falls’ worth of water pouring through the channel pulverized the wall’s fragments and rammed them through the structure as a. One of the principal initial conditions for avulsion of the Mississippi River – the easy erodibility of the sand soils at the site of the avulsion – is also a principal reason for the near failure of the Old River Control Structure during the Flood, as well as the high probability that this historical avulsion node will be the site of the ultimate failure of the Structure and the.

They both relieve pressure on the Old River Control Structure. I only read up to the end of Part IV last night, but they reference the Auxiliary structure in their report.

In the synopsis at the beginning of the paper they mention the importance of the Auxillary Structure being completed and include in their "Flood of x" doomsday scenario. re: "If the Old River Control Structure Fails" by R. Kazmann and D. Johnson Posted by Evil Little Thing on 12/13/17 at am to The Baker I took a disaster management class with an instructor who was big into the impact of river control.

This worked for 10 years until an especially large flood occurred in The Old River Control Structure was pushed up to and maybe past its limitations. A scour hole developed under the Low Sill Structure, causing part of the structure to collapse.

The Corps was able to dump rock behind the dam, narrowly preventing it from failing. If the Old River Control Structure fails?: The physical and economic consequences (Bulletin / Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute) [Kazmann, Raphael Gabriel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

If the Old River Control Structure fails?: The physical and economic consequences (Bulletin / Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute)Author: Raphael Gabriel Kazmann. The Old River Control Structure is a complex containing the original low-sill and overbank structures, as well as the auxiliary structure that was constructed after the low-sill structure was damaged during the Mississippi River Flood of The complex also contains a navigation lock and the Sidney A.

Murray Jr. Hydroelectric Station. The stilling basin downstream of the Low Sill Structure of the Old River Control Structure, as seen during major flood stage of the Mississippi River on The flow rate is 2 - 3 times. SEDIMENT INVESTIGATIONS IN THE VICINITY OF THE OLD RIVER COMPLEX, LOUISIANA: RED RIVER ABOVE OLD RIVER OUTFLOW CHANNEL control structures at Old River.

Natural diversion of Mississippi River flow to the Atchafalaya has been imminent greater flexibility and to reduce stress on the Low Sill Structure, which was damaged in the flood.

The short remaining section of the wing wall destroyed in the flood projects out, seen from a walkway atop the Old River Low Sill Control Structure on Tuesday, Jan. 30,   The Old River Control Complex consist of four structures that divert Mississippi River water into the Atchafalaya River: Auxiliary Structure, Low Sill Structure, Over Bank Structure, and the Sidney A.

Murray, Jr. Hydroelectric Station. The Auxiliary Structure had all six gates open and the Low Sill Structure had 15 bays opened on Historical changes of a major juncture: Lower Old River, Louisiana.

(completed in ), Low Sill structure (completed in ), and Auxiliary structure (completed in ) controlling flow Author: Joann Mossa. the Old River Control Structure foreman walked out on the Low Sill Structure for an inspection, and witnessed the collapse of a foot-long wall along the south side of the intake channel.

The final part of this 3-part series on the Old River Control Structure is, If the Old River Control Structure Fails: A Catastrophe WIth Global Impact. The Weather Company. NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Mississippi River at Old River Low Sill Structure. During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.

Default Hydrograph Scale to Flood Categories. The battle between human civilization and the river is perhaps best exemplified by the Old River Control structures in central Louisiana. Completed in the s, the system of levees, locks, floodgates, and canals has so far successfully kept the Mississippi River from meandering westward, as it has done several times over the centuries.

The Old River Control Structure As time progressed, it became increasingly apparent that the Mississippi was diverting more and more of its flow down the Atchafalaya River.

In the ’s, engineers observed that the Mississippi would soon cease to inhabit its current channel as the mainstream, and instead migrate to the Atchafalaya River Basin. The logjam was Old River Control Structure No. Gradually, it was disassembled, freeing the Atchafalaya to lower its plain.

Snag boats worked on it, and an attempt was made to clear it with fire. GROUTING OF SCOURED FOUNDATION, OLD RIVER LOW SILL STRUCTURE, LOUISIANA Introduction 1.

The Old Ri ver Low Sill Structure (Figure 1) is located appr ox­ imately miles* upstr eam of New Orleans, Louisiana, on the west bank of the Mississippi River. It i s an gated, pil e-founded, ft-long. A study, Mississippi River and Old River Control Complex Sedimentation Investigation and HSR Model Report, warned that “there is a real possibility and threat that both Low Sill and Auxiliary could become totally buried with sediment during an extreme event,” leaving only the hydropower structure to manage the flow between the.

Resource Center > background & facts > the detailed story Louisiana OLD RIVER CONTROL COMPLEX and Mississippi river flood protection Note: This section discusses flooding by and from the Mississippi and Atchafalaya learn about flooding from hurricanes through the non-river levee system in Louisiana, see the section on Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Abstract: The Old River Existing Low-Sill Control Structure consists of eleven ft-wide gate bays, Nos. from right to left looking downstream, separated by piers. The three center bays (low gate bays) have a crest elevation of - ft; and the eight outer bays (high gate bays), four bays on each side of the center section, have a crest Author: Edward D Rothwell, John L Grace.

The Morganza Spillway or Morganza Control Structure is a flood-control structure in the U.S. state of Louisiana along the western bank of the Lower Mississippi River at river milenear Morganza in Pointe Coupee spillway stands between the Mississippi and the Morganza Floodway, which leads to the Atchafalaya Basin and the Atchafalaya River in south-central Louisiana.

Scouring in front of the Low Sill Structure--part of the Old River Control Structure--dug downward, exposing 50 feet of the steel pilings that supported the structure. A whirlpool formed. A foot-tall concrete wing wall designed to guide flow through the structure's openings collapsed.

The Old River Control Structure almost lost Edition: 1st. Floodwaters (right) overflow the flank of the Old River Control Structure (left foreground) during the flood of The Mississippi flood ofwhich is about to be eclipsed in size and duration, came within a hair’s width of changing the history of America by changing the course of the lower Mississippi River.

The Mississippi River's Old River Control Structure, a National Single Point of Failure. Given the recent events in Fukushima and our subsequent western cultural obsession with the radiological consequences, perhaps it's appropriate to reflect on other non-nuclear vulnerabilities.

A case in point is the Old River Control Structure erected by those busy chaps the US Army Corp of. Scouring in front of the Low Sill Structure—part of the Old River Control Structure—dug downward, exposing 50 feet of the steel pilings that supported the structure.

A whirlpool formed. A foot-tall concrete wing wall designed to guide flow through the structure's openings collapsed. The Old River Control Structure almost lost : $ The Morganza Spillway, completed inis one of three flood-control diversion structures on the Mississippi River built in the wake of its catastrophic flood.

Figure 1. One of the principal initial conditions for avulsion of the Mississippi River – the easy erodibility of the sand soils at the site of the avulsion – is also a principal reason for the near failure of the Old River Control Structure during the Flood, as well as the high probability that this historical avulsion node will be the site of the ultimate failure of the Structure and the.

Failure of the Old River Control Structure, the Morganza Spillway, or nearby levees would likely re-route the main channel of the Mississippi through Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin and down the Atchafalaya River to reach the Gulf of Mexico south of Morgan City in southern y: United States.

The drawdown structure has two 8’ x 8’ sluice gates with an invert elevation of MSL. Who Controls: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) are responsible for operation and maintenance of the dam and control structure on Lake Claiborne.

The Claiborne Parish Watershed District Commission (CPWDC) is. Old River deer, Old River Control Structure, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, It was opened to navigation on Ma With all the control structures in place, Old River itself was completely closed by a huge earthen dam. The uncontrolled flow of water from the Mississippi into the Atchafalaya ceased completely on J For the next decade, the Old River control structures functioned satisfactorily.

The Bonnet Carré Spillway / ˈ b ɒ n iː ˈ k ɛr iː / is a flood control operation in the Lower Mississippi d in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana – about 12 miles (19 km) west of New Orleans – it allows floodwaters from the Mississippi River to flow into Lake Pontchartrain and thence into the Gulf of construction of the spillway was completed in   Low Sill Structure of the Old River Control Complex with water roaring through the open gates.

On May 7,the Low Sill Structure and Auxiliary Structure of the Old River Control Complex, carried the largest portion of the Mississippi River diverted flow into the Atchafalaya River. Old River Control Structure.

In Section Divisions, Lower Mississippi, the 1st sentence of the 3rd paragraph states a common misconception about operation of the Old River Control Structure. The fraction of the Mississippi River diverted is variable and depends on the relative flows of the Red and Mississippi Rivers.Abstract: In the emergency grouting operations at the Old River Low Sill Structure, Louisiana, in late and earlythe Concrete Laboratory of the U.S.

Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station was responsible for (a) development of a series of grout mixtures for placement in scoured areas, (b) supervision of mixing and placement of Author: Hugh K. Wilson.owned Old River Auxiliary MileAHOP and Low Sill Control Structures MileAHOP and the privately-owned Sidney A.

Murray, Jr. Hydroelectric Plant MileAHOP. During normal operation of these structures, a drawdown occurs at the entrances to .