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Sediment transport in a Mississippi River distributary-- Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana

Water Supply Paper 2008

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Abstract

The installation of a pumping plant at Donaldsonville, La., in 1955 to solve a water-supply problem for the residents along Bayou Lafourche created a sedimentation problem in the bayou. Prior to 1904, when the bayou functioned as a distributary, floodflows periodically scoured the sediment deposited in the channel at lower stages. Nearly constant flows maintained by the pumping plant result in limited transport capacity to move the sediment imposed on the channel.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Sediment transport in a Mississippi River distributary-- Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
2008
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1972
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,
Description:
v, 48 p. :illus. ;24 cm.