• Short Summary

    A TEAM OF BRITISH ENGINEERS IS STUDYING THE PROBLEM OF TAKING BIG SHIPS INTO THE PARANA RIVER IN ARGENTINA.

  • Description


    MEN WORKING WITH MODEL.


    1.
    GV EXT. RESEARCH STATION
    0.03

    2.
    GTV INT. PARANA RIVER MODEL
    0.07

    3.
    SCU WATER RUNNING INTO MODEL
    0.10

    4.
    GV WATER CONTROL DITCH AROUND MODEL
    0.16

    5.
    GV SMALL PIECES OF PAPER FLOATING ON WATER SHOWING DIRECTION OF CURRENTS (2 SHOTS)
    0.24

    6.
    SCU PAPER FLOATING ON WATER THROUGH TWO CHANNELS
    0.29

    7.
    SV & CU TWO TECHNICIANS LOOKING AT CHANNELS (2 SHOTS)
    0.37

    8.
    GV CHANNELS (2 SHOTS)
    0.44

    9.
    GV TECHNICIAN WATCHING CONTROL GAUGE ON PANEL
    0.48

    10.
    CU CONTROL GAUGE
    0.50

    11.
    SCU SIGN "PARANA RIVER, ARGENTINA"
    0.53

    12.
    GV PAN FROM CONTROL PANEL TO RIVER MODEL
    1.01

    13.
    GTV DITTO
    1.05



    Initials DE/V/MGT/K



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A TEAM OF BRITISH ENGINEERS IS STUDYING THE PROBLEM OF TAKING BIG SHIPS INTO THE PARANA RIVER IN ARGENTINA. AT PRESENT GROWING SILT DEPOSITS IN THE RIVER PLATE ESTUARY HAVE FORCED LARGE VESSELS LEAVING BUENOS AIRES FOR PORTS UP THE PARANA RIVER (ROSARIO AND SANTE FE) TO GO MANY MILES SEAWARD BEFORE THEY SWING UPSTREAM ALONG THE URUGUAYAN SIDE OF THE RIVER PLATE. IT'S A LONG, TORTUOUS ROUTE - AND THE BRITISH ENGINEERS AT THE HYDRAULIC RESEARCH STATION AT WALLINGFORD ARE STUDYING THE PROBLEM TO SEE IF A NEW DEEP WATER CHANNEL COULD BE BUILT FROM BUENOS AIRES DIRECTLY INTO THE PARANA RIVER.

    FOR THEIR INVESTIGATION, THE ENGINEERS HAVE BUILT A HUGE MODEL OF THE WHOLE RIVER PLATE ESTUARY AND THE PARANA RIVER MOUTH SO THAT THEY CAN STUDY THE MOVEMENT OF CURRENTS AND THE VOLUME OF SILT DEPOSITED IN THE ESTUARY. THESE EFFECTS, AS WELL AS THOSE OF TIDES, WINDS AND WAVES WILL ALL BE REPRODUCED IN MINIATURE.

    WHEN THEY HAVE COMPLETED THEIR STUDY, THE ENGINEERS WILL PREPARE APPROPRIATE DESIGNS ON BEHALF OF THE ARGENTINE GOVERNMENT. THE INVESTIGATION WILL TAKE THREE YEARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEZQJTQZ49JCQVHIO8VG7QDRCV
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZQJTQZ49JCQVHIO8VG7QDRCV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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