Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Affects Environmental: presented at American Society of Civil Engineers National Water Resources Engineering Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 14 January 1971

Pritchard, Donald W. and Cronin, L. Eugene (1971) Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Affects Environmental: presented at American Society of Civil Engineers National Water Resources Engineering Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 14 January 1971. Solomons Island, MD, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, (Reference Series, 1971(7)

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Abstract

The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal is a man-made waterway connecting the upper Chesapeake Bay with the Delaware Bay. It started in 1829 as a private barge canal with locks, two at the Delaware end, and one at the Chesapeake end. For the most part, natural tidal and non-tidal waterways were connected by short dredged sections to form the original canal. In 1927, the C and D Canal was converted to a sea-level canal, with a controlling depth of 14 feet, and a width of 150 feet. In 1938 the canal was deepened to 27 feet, with a channel width of 250 feet. Channel side slopes were dredged at 2.5:1, thus making the total width of the waterway at least 385 feet in those segments representing new cuts or having shore spoil area dykes rising above sea level. In 1954 Congress authorized a further enlargement of the Canal to a depth of 35 feet and a channel width of 450 feet. (pdf contains 27 pages)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Affects Environmental: presented at American Society of Civil Engineers National Water Resources Engineering Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 14 January 1971
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Pritchard, Donald W.
Cronin, L. Eugene
Series Name: Reference Series
Number: 1971(7
Date: 1971
Publisher: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Place of Publication: Solomons Island, MD
Latitude: 39
Longitude: 75
Funders: Philadelphia District of the Corps of Engineers
Issuing Agency: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Additional Information: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Contribution Series # 447
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dredging, hydrographic studies; current; biological effects; Chesapeake Bay; Delaware River; Salinity; Non-tidal flow; tidal velocity; physical hydrography
Subjects: Ecology
Management
Fisheries
Engineering
Environment
Item ID: 4513
Depositing User: Kathleen Heil
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2010 11:50
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:18
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4513

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