The integration of geomorphology and ecology is spurred by the Island 63 Reach Study of the Mississippi River. This study's objective is to provide geomorphic, ecological, and hydraulic modeling support to the Mississippi River Geomorphology and Potamology Program. It includes multiple disciplines with many different teams working on the study, including the Memphis District, the Mississippi Valley Division, the Engineer Research and Development Center, the Biedenharn Group, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee, the University of Mississippi, and other local partners. Purposefully, the Island 63 Reach Study will aid in understanding how changes to the Mississippi River have influenced the geomorphology and ecological habitats of the river. The Island 63 Reach Study is expected to last through the 2015 Fiscal Year.
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