Drought-related West Tennessee channel bank failures

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Edited by: Shane Richard M.


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Massive bank failures occurred in 1988 along a 14-kilometer reach of the lower Obion River channel in Dyer County, West Tennessee where the river flows through an abandoned Mississippi River meander. Bank failures in this reach extend as far as 50 meters from the channel and reach depths of 20 meters below ground surface. The critical elements that led to the failures appear to have been the combination of high soil moisture content and low river stage against a background of substantial recent bank accretion.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Drought-related West Tennessee channel bank failures
ISBN 0872628167
Year Published 1991
Language English
Publisher Publ by ASCE
Publisher location New York, NY, United States
Larger Work Title Proceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
First page 1156
Last page 1161
Conference Title Proceedings of the 1991 National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
Conference Location Nashville, TN, USA
Conference Date 29 July 1991 through 2 August 1991
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