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NUMBER 41
OCCASIONAL PAPERS
ENGINEER SCHOOL

UNITED STATES ARMY

A RESUME OF THE OPERATIONS

IN THE

FIRST AND SECOND DISTRICTS

MISSISSIPPI RIVER
IMPROVEMENT

1882-1901

WITH SUPPLEMENT CONTAINING

PLATES I To LXXIII

BY

E. EVELETH WINSLOW
Major, Corps of Engineers

'United States Army

WASHINGTON BARRACKS, D. C.
PRESS OF THE ENGINEER SCHOOL

vs caving bank at Caruthersville, 1898, looking downstream.

ken from steamboat...

n's caving bank at Caruthersville, 1898, looking downstream

of bank...,

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B caving bank at Caruthersville, 1898, looking upstream.....

caving bank at Caruthersville, 1898; view taken near water

3:

caving bank near Caruthersville, April, 1899.....

+ cave behind the upper end of the revetment of 1889 at

pint. Taken at low water of 1893..

35

different stages of the upper bank revetment.
construction of fascine mattress at Ashport Bend in 1893.. 139
erhang is made on the mat barge to lap the mat on the

141
construction of fascine mattress at Caruthersville, 1898..

ballasted mattress built at Osceola Bar, 1900, to repair
vetted bank..
sinking mat at Fletchers Bend in 1899..

fascine mattress at Memphis, 1898.

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LIST OF PLATES

1.--Formation of Eddies. (See page 79.)
II.--Eddy Caving. (See page 19.)
III.- Maps of Mississippi River near Centennial Cut-off.

(See

page 36.)

IV.-Map of Plum Point Reach, 1874. (See pages 39 and 42.)

V.-Map of Plum Point Reach, 1880. (See page 48.)

VI.-Map of Plum Point Reach, 1881, Showing Project for Contraction

Works. (See page 50.)

VII.-- Types of Dike Work, Plum Point Reach, 1881 and 1882. (See

pages 50 to 52.)

VIII.-Dike in Gold Dust Chute, 1882. (See page 53.)

IX.--Type of Dike Work, Plum Point Reach, 1883, First Half. (See

page 55.)

X.-Type of Dike Work, Plum Point Reach, 1883, Second Half. (See

page 58.)

XI.-Dike in Gold Dust Chute, 1883. (See page 59.)

XII.-Dike in Gold Dust Chute, 1884. (See page 61.)

XIII.-Type of Dike Work, Plum Point Reach, 1884. (See page 63.)

XIV.-Details of Gold Dust Dam. (See page 82.)

XV.-Settlement of Gold Dust Dam. (See page 83.)

XVI.--Map of Gold Dust Chute, 1900. (See page 88.)

XVII.-Map of Gold Dust Dam, 1899 and 1900. (See pages 85 and 88.)

XVIII.—Details of Triangular Frame Dikes. (See page 90.)

XIX.-Map near Point Pleasant, Mo., 1898. (See page 94.)

XX.--Map of Point Pleasant Dikes, 1899 and 1900. (See pages 95

and 96.)

XXI.-Dikes at Cherokee. (See pages 60, 97, and 98.)

XXII.---Dikes at Ashport Bar, 1900. (See pages 98 and 99.)

XXIII.-Dikes at Elmot Bar, 1901. (See pages 99 and 100.)

XXIV.-Revetment at Memphis, 1878-1882. (See pages 52, 110, and 116.)

XXV.-Screen Dikes at Memphis, 1880. (See page 116.)

XXVI.- Details of Mat Construction, Plum Point Reach, 1882-1884. (See

pages 118 and 121.)

XXVII.-Map of Plum Point Reach, 1883. (See pages 35, 60, and 123.)

XXVIII.-Work at Upper Osceola Bar, 1882. (See pages 51, 52, and 123.)

XXIX.-Work at Bullerton Bar, 1882. (See page 123.)

XXX.-Work at Upper Osceola Bar, 1883, First Half. (See pages 56, 57,

and 124.)

XXXI.-Work at Upper Osceola Bar, 1883, Second Half.

(See pages

60 and 124.)

XXXII.- Work at Bullerton Bar, 1883, First Half. (See pages 57 and 124.)

XXXIII.--Work at Bullerton Bar, 1883, Second Half. (See pages 60 and

125.)

XXXIV.-Work at Osceola Bar, 1884. (See pages 62, 125, and 126.)

XXXV.-Work at Bullerton Bar and Plum Point, 1884, (See pages 60, 62,

63, 65, 126, and 127.)

XXXVI.-Work at Fletchers Bend, 1884. (See page 128.)

XXXVII.-Sketches Showing Growth of Memphis Sand Bar. (See page 162.)

XXXVIII.-Details of Memphis Dikes. (See page 179.)

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