Diagram of a Pier Scour Hole

Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSOURI TALK' started by SkipEye, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Hi all. Thought this might be of some benefit to a few who might be trying to understand what exactly is happening that forms scour holes.

    This diagram outlines a current passing around a round pier. Please be aware that there are many variables in each situation or location that can alter this scenario, so your scour hole may be completely different.

    Had to resize for BOC. Hope you can still see the detail.
     

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  2. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    hey thats good stuff daryl.......reps for that:wink:
     

  3. Malichi1970

    Malichi1970 New Member

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    I'll agree with Willie on that.....Good stuff.:big_smile:
     
  4. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Good info and description. Sure explains why ya should concentrate on bridge pileings and what not. Won't see that in tidal water to that extent.
     
  5. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    great information there.thanks.
     
  6. Flyingpig

    Flyingpig New Member

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    Great stuff Darryl...Thanks
     
  7. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    Great post! It gives you a better understanding
     
  8. catmandu1962

    catmandu1962 New Member

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    thats interesting thanks for the info
     
  9. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I know that bridge pilings are supposed to be a good spot to fish, but I've never caught a single fish there; that's fishing for bass, crappie, catfish, you name it. I even strung a trotline under the Mill Creek bridge just off Lake Dardanelle, and never caught a fish on it. Another strange one is that I've never caught a flathead on the north/east side of the Arkansas River; they've all been on the south/west side.