DIKES IN MISSISSIPPI

PROPERLY CONSTRUCTED EARTHEN SPUR DIKES CHANGE THE LOCATION OF POTENTIAL SCOUR FROM NEAR BRIDGE ABUTMENTS TO THE UPSTREAM END OF THE DIKES WHERE SCOUR NO LONGER ENDANGERS THE BRIDGE ABUTMENTS. SPUR DIKES CREATE MORE UNIFORM FLOW VELOCITIES AND REDUCE EDDIES NEAR BRIDGE ABUTMENTS. THE SIDE FLOW TO THE FLOW APPROACHING THE BRIDGE. OVERTOPPING OF SPUR DIKES BY FLOODWATERS CAUSES THEM TO BECOME LESS EFFECTIVE. IN MISSISSIPPI, SPUR DIKES COMMONLY INCREASE BACKWATER. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • MSHD-RD-73-15-SD
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mississippi State Highway Department

    P.O. Box 1850
    Jackson, MI  United States  39215
  • Authors:
    • Colson, B E
    • Wilson, K V
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM