||Bruce L. McCartney
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Ship Channel Design and Operation was prepared by a task committee of the Waterways Committee. This useful publication is aimed to provide a good overview of the operation and design process of deep-draft navigation projects. It is well known that the reliability of ship channels is not only of immense importance to commerial navigation but is also vital to national defense interests for rapid deployment of vessels. Contents - Introduction, Ship Characteristics, Project Design, Factors that Influence Channel design; Estuary Hydraulics, Channel Depth, Alignment and Widths, Sedimentation, Dredging and Disposal, Jetties and Ship Locks, Environmental Considerations, Model Studies, Ice Management, Economic Optimum Design, Construction, Maintenance and Operations, CG and NOAA Activities Supporting Navigation.