Missouri River Studies: Alluvial Morphology and Engineering Soil Classification, HR-1, Progress Report, 1960

(1960) Missouri River Studies: Alluvial Morphology and Engineering Soil Classification, HR-1, Progress Report, 1960. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

The primary purposes of this investigation are: 1) To delineate flood plain deposits with different geologic and engineering properties. 2) To provide basic data necessary for any attempt at stabilizing flood plain deposits. The alluvial valley of the Missouri River adjacent to Iowa was chosen as the logical place to begin this study. The river forms the western boundary of the state for an airline distance of approximately 139 miles; and the flood plain varies from a maximum width of approximately 18 miles (Plates 2 and 3, Sheets 75 and 75L) to approximately 4 miles near Crescent, Iowa (Plate 8, Sheet 66). The area studied includes parts of Woodbury, Monona, Harrison, Pottawattamie, Mills, and Fremont counties in Iowa and parts of Dakota, Thurston, Burt, Washington, Douglas, Sarpy, Cass and Otoe counties in Nebraska. Plate l is an index map of the area under consideration.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Coarse aggregates, Geological surveying, Glacial soils, Road construction, Scour, Soil stabilization
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Materials > Gravel and aggregates
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > Environment
ID Code: 19603
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 28 May 2015 11:15
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 11:15
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/19603