CPRA: New Center to Provide Venue for Coastal Research

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) continues to make progress on the Center for River Studies and Mississippi River Physical Model in Baton Rouge.

Model panel assembly is kicking off and the digital projection system is being calibrated, CPRA said in its latest announcement.

The Center will house the Expanded Small Scale Physical Model, one of the largest moving bed physical models in the world.

Measuring 90 feet by 120 feet, this model is based on exact parameters of the river’s physical and kinetic properties, producing a degree of accuracy never before achieved in lower-river physical modeling.

Designed to simulate the Mississippi River’s depth, sediment, and flow, the physical model will be used in conjunction with computer modeling to make informed decisions about the best way to sustain coastal Louisiana.

When complete, the model and facility will not only help inform CPRA on planning and design decisions related to sediment diversions, but will also serve as an education and outreach tool.

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