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Pile Loading Tests Combined Morganza Floodway Control Structure

Description: Series of pile loading tests performed on the Morganza Floodway control structure to determine the most economic way to support the foundation in the compressible underlying soils. The report also provides information about the structure and previous tests.
Date: January 1950
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Retrogressive Failures in Sand Deposits of the Mississippi River, Report 1: Field Investigations, Laboratory Studies and Analysis of the Hypothesized Failure Mechanism

Description: First report regarding geotechnical field investigations meant to apply current state-of-the-art knowledge and methods to assessing the in situ characteristics of susceptible point bar deposits below Baton Rouge.
Date: June 1988
Creator: Torrey, Victor H., III; Dunbar, Joseph B. & Peterson, Richard W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Project DRIBBLE, Petrographic Examination and Physical Tests of Cores, Tatum Salt Dome, Mississippi

Description: Report providing information about experiments performed on core samples taken from the Tatum Salt Dome in Mississippi with an appendix about similar core samples from Louisiana. "All samples were examined petrographically before being subjected to physical tests to develop information on texture, fabric, structure, and composition" (p. vii).
Date: January 1963
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Chenier Plain Ecosystem: An Ecological Characterization

Description: Foldout poster detailing the physical setting and socioeconomics of the Chenier Plain ecosystem. Discussion of habitats including ridge, upland forest, wetlands, aquatic, agricultural, and urban.
Date: July 1979
Creator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Correlation of Backswamp Sediments: Atchafalaya Test Section 6, Atchafalaya Levee System, Louisiana

Description: This report describes the results of a series of tests on soil borings taken in Atchafalaya Test Section VI, a 2000-ft-long portion of the Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee System in south-central Louisiana. The samples were tested to interpret the depositional layers in the foundations soils and to determine various engineering properties.
Date: May 1970
Creator: Krinitzsky, E. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Survey of Gulf Coast Structural Damage Resulting from Hurricane Camille, August, 1969

Description: This report describes damage to structures by Hurricane Camille in qualitative terms, and with photographs. The investigation was carried out by a team sponsored by the Office of Civil Defense, and it includes conclusions and recommendations.
Date: 1970
Creator: Criswell, Marvin E. & Cummins, Reid S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Distribution of Soils Bordering the Mississippi River from Donaldsonville to Head of Passes

Description: Summary: "This report maps the distribution of soils which border the Mississippi between river mile 189 and Head of Passes in southeast Louisiana with special regard to their engineering significance. The subsurface disposition of depositional environments and their associated soil types are shown on 34 subsurface profiles. The text describes the physiographic and geologic development of the area studied, summarizes physical and engineering characteristics of the engineering soil types mapped, and discusses some of the effects of geologic factors on river migration" (p. vii).
Date: June 1962
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology of the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain, Southeastern Louisiana: Volume 1

Description: "The purpose of this report is to consolidate data gathered by the Corps of Engineers in various geologic investigations, and to augment this material with pertinent information garnered from the extensive investigations and studies [of the Mississippi River deltaic plain and its associated offshore area]" (p. 1). The report focuses primarily on those materials that are most important from an engineering standpoint.
Date: July 1958
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Evacuation Policy: Issues for Congress

Description: This report discusses federal evacuation policy and analyzes potential lessons learned from the evacuations of individuals in response to the Gulf Coast hurricanes of 2005. It also highlights several issue areas that might arise concerning potential lawmaking and oversight on evacuation policy.
Date: April 29, 2010
Creator: Lindsay, Bruce R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil Fields of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coastal Plain

Description: From introduction: This report presents the findings of surveys of the extent of the oil fields in the gulf coastal plain.
Date: 1903
Creator: Hayes, C. W. & Kennedy, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shorter Contributions to General Geology, 1913

Description: Preface: The present paper is the first of a new series to be published by the Geological Survey under the title "Shorter contributions to general geology."
Date: 1914
Creator: White, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pumping Station for Teche-Vermilion Basins, Atchafalaya River, Louisiana: Hydraulic Model Investigation

Description: Abstract: The model study was conducted to evaluate the characteristics of flow in the inlet channel, original sump, energy dissipator (saxophone outlet), and outlet channel and to develop practical modifications required for improving the hydraulic performance of the structure.
Date: March 1980
Creator: Saunders, Peter E. & Fletcher, Bobby P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report on the Explosion, Fire, and Oil Spill, Resulting in One Fatality and Injury on September 21, 1978, at Well 6 of Cavern 6 at the West Hackberry, Louisiana, Oil Storage Site of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Description: The following report is the independent product of the Accident Investigation Committee which was commissioned by the Department of Energy following the accident on September 21, 1978, at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve site at West Hackberry, Louisiana.
Date: November 1978
Creator: United States. Department of Energy.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corrosion of Steel Pilings in Soils

Description: From Introduction: "In this paper are presented the results obtained to date from the inspections of steel pilings. The investigation will be continued by additional inspections of pilings in other parts if the country in order to cover a wider range of soil environments."
Date: October 24, 1962
Creator: Romanoff, Melvin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Decline and Ultimate Production of Oil Wells, with Notes on the Valuation of Oil Properties

Description: From General Statement Purpose of the Report: "The present investigation was undertaken for the purpose of supplying some of the material so badly needed in the valuation and more efficient operation of oil properties. Because of the lack of time for further studies, the amount of data already accumulated and the policy of the Bureau of Mines of publishing as soon as possible any information that may be of use to an industry, the bulletin is issued now."
Date: 1919
Creator: Beal, Carl H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Evacuation Policy: Issues for Congress

Description: This report discusses federal evacuation policy and analyzes potential lessons learned from the evacuation of individuals from Hurricane Katrina. Several issue areas that might arise concerning potential lawmaking and oversight on evacuation policy are also highlighted. This report will be updated as significant legislative or administrative changes occur.
Date: March 30, 2009
Creator: Lindsay, Bruce R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hurricane Katrina: Medicaid Issues

Description: This report discusses the following: Medicaid’s rules on eligibility, benefits, and financing in the context of current questions and issues raised by Hurricane Katrina. Recent state actions in response to Medicaid issues raised by the hurricane. Federal Medicaid waiver authority, including information on current activity in this area and the New York Disaster Relief Medicaid waiver granted in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks. Current federal legislation related to Medicaid and Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
Date: November 18, 2005
Creator: Baumrucker, Evelyne P.; Grady, April; Hearne, Jean P. & Herz, Elicia J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Potash Salts from Texas-New Mexico Polyhalite Deposits: Commercial Possibilities, Proposed Technology, and Pertinent Salt-Solution Equilibria

Description: From Introduction: "Figure 1 shows the location of sources that have been either exploited or seriously considered at one time or another, super-imposed upon a map indicating by small letters the order of consumption of K2O in the leading States; the amount used in these States, together with the percentage of the total consumption of potash used as fertilizer in the United States in 1939, is given in table 1. Figure 2 shows the domestic production and total consumption of potassium salts, in terms of tons of K2O, with the value per unit at the plants, for each year since 1913. Considered together, these two figures tell a significant story."
Date: 1944
Creator: Conley, John E. & Partridge, Everett P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

City Smoke Ordinances and Smoke Abatement

Description: From Introduction: "In connection with the fuel investigations conducted by the Bureau of Mines much information has been accumulated as to the smoke abatement activities in various cities. The essential features of the information are presented in this report, which, it is believed, will be of public interest and benefit, especially to those communities that are just beginning organized effort to abate unnecessary smoke."
Date: 1912
Creator: Flagg, Samuel B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Economic Impact in the U.S. of Deepwater Projects: A Survey of Five Projects

Description: This survey report discusses deepwater projects centered in the Gulf Coast. Their study is interested in vendors or contractors supplying the equipment used on the deck and process in extracting oil. The authors are also interested in the socioeconomic effects of the oil extracting on local communities.
Date: May 2004
Creator: Stiff, John J. & Singelmann, Joachim
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department