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Accession Number PB2013-110888
Title Vicksburg National Military Park Acoustic Monitoring Report.
Publication Date Aug 2013
Media Count 54p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The objectives of this report are to quantify existing acoustical conditions in Vicksburg National Military Park (VICK) and provide results that can be used for park management and planning. Multiple external sound sources currently impact the soundscape of VICK, including Interstate 20, U.S. Highway 61, Kansas City Southern Railroad, Yazoo Diversion Canal (shipping traffic), and a harbor industrial complex. Inside the park, buses, RVs, motorcycles, and cars create noise along the 16-mile tour road and especially at the Visitor Center and U.S.S. Cairo parking areas. Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is planning to widen a section of I-20 immediately adjacent to the parks southeast border. MDOT has contracted out the noise analysis for this construction project to Neel-Schaffer, Inc. The company uses 15-minute point measurements and TNM modeling to quantify impacts, but park staff requested more detailed sound monitoring by the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division.
Keywords Acoustical monitoring
Aircraft noise
Data collection
Environmental management
National parks
Natural resource management
Noise impact
Noise measurements
Sound levels
Vicksburg National Military Park

Source Agency National Park Service
NTIS Subject Category 68B - Noise Pollution & Control
91L - Recreation
85A - Air Transportation
48C - Natural Resource Surveys
Corporate Author National Park Service, Fort Collins, CO. Natural Resource Program Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Natural resource technical rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1326
Contract Number N/A

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