Mississippi River Hydrodynamic Study

Field sampling on the Mississippi River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board (CPRAB), have initiated the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management Study. The Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management (MRHDM) Study is the first large-scale, long-term restoration assessment investigated under the LCA Program, as authorized under Section 7003 of the Water Resource Development Act (WRDA) 2007. The Mississippi River Hydrodynamic portion of the study focuses on the hydrodynamics and sediment transport capabilities of the Mississippi River and how these relate to various coastal restoration activities.

The six main component of the Hydro study include: