Vicksburg National Military Park: Acoustic Monitoring Report

The objectives of this report are to quantify existing acoustical conditions in Vicksburg National Military Park (VICK) and provide results that can be used for park management and planning. Multiple external sound sources currently impact the soundscape of VICK, including Interstate 20, U.S. Highway 61, Kansas City Southern Railroad, Yazoo Diversion Canal (shipping traffic), and a harbor industrial complex. Inside the park, buses, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, and cars create noise along the 16-mile tour road and especially at the Visitor Center and U.S.S. Cairo parking areas. Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is planning to widen a section of I-20 immediately adjacent to the parks southeast border. MDOT has contracted out the noise analysis for this construction project to Neel-Schaffer, Inc. The company uses 15-minute point measurements and traffic noise model (TNM) modeling to quantify impacts, but park staff requested more detailed sound monitoring by the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division.

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    National Park Service

    Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division
    1201 Oakridge Drive
    Fort Collins, CO  United States  80525

    National Park Service

    Natural Resource Stewardship and Science
    Fort Collins, CO  United States  80525
  • Publication Date: 2013-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 54p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01496805
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NPS/NRSS/NRTR—2013/789
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2013 9:47AM