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Hydroacoustic measurements of velocities in and near the rake-to-box junction gap of a moving, fully-loaded commercial barge tow

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2015-08-21
End Date
2015-08-22

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Jackson, P.R., Engel, Frank, Murphy, E.A., and Zinger, J.A., 2016, Hydroacoustic measurements of velocities in and near the rake-to-box junction gap of a moving, fully-loaded commercial barge tow: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7445JMT.

Summary

In August 2015, water velocities around a fully-loaded commercial barge tow were measured as the barge tow traveled upstream through the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal from a starting position in Lockport Pool, and passed through the Electric Dispersal Barrier System at river mile (RM) 296 near Romeoville, IL. Velocity measurements were made in and alongside the gap formed by the junction between the boxed stern of a rake hopper barge and the raked bow of a rake tanker barge (herein referred to as the rake-to-box junction gap) using two SonTek Argonaut SW 3kHz acoustic Doppler velocity meters (ADVM). One ADVM was mounted 0.091 meters below the water surface, facing downward in the center of the rake-to-box junction gap, rotated 35 [...]

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bargevelocitymetadata.xml
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DownlookingADVM.xlsx
“Velocity profile measured with down-looking ADVM”
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SidelookingADVM.xlsx
“Velocity profile measured with side-looking ADVM”
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Purpose

Velocity data were collected concurrently with a series of mark and capture trials conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, designed to quantify the likelihood of fish retention and transport within the rake-to-box junction gap. The velocity data was collected to identify the hydrodynamic mechanisms responsible for fish entrainment and retention in barge junction gaps.

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  • USGS Illinois-Iowa Water Science Center

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