Vessel movements in the river during winter months lead to changes in the river ice regime and affect local ferry service across the river. A hydraulic scale model of a 7300-m length of the waterway extending downstream from the Soo Locks was used to compare alternatives for relieving these effects. Methods for representing ice behavior were a key element in the model study. An arrangement of ice booms with an open ship passage which does not impede navigation was developed and recommended on the basis of model tests. That boom arrangement was installed at the end of 1975 and proved to be highly effective under the ice conditions experienced in the 1975-1976 and 1976-1977 winter seasons.

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    National Research Council of Canada

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  • Authors:
    • Cowley, J E
    • Hayden, J W
    • Willis, W W
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

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  • Accession Number: 00170486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM