Date of Award

4-15-2009

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Geography and Environmental Resources

First Advisor

Duram, Leslie

Second Advisor

Lant, Christopher

Third Advisor

Dziegielewski, Beneydkt

Abstract

The trends of degradation and aggradation are measured in this study for the Lower Mississippi River. Historical riverbed elevation and stage data from the past hundred years were used from six gages in order to measure changes in riverbed gradation. It was found that using stage data to measure gradation changes is a superior method to using riverbed elevations, due to stage data’s reliability, length of record and daily measurements. Degradation in the Lower Mississippi River was seen during the

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