Corps and State to host public meeting to provide update on the Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management study

Published Oct. 18, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana will host a public meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd to provide a status update on the Louisiana Coastal Area - Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management (MRHDM) Study.  This important study, authorized under Section 7003 of the Water Resource Development Act (WRDA) 2007, was initiated in August 2011 with the goal to use Mississippi River resources (freshwater and sediment/nutrients) to restore and sustain a healthy coastal ecosystem, while balancing river services.   

The public meeting will include both a Technical Session during the day, as well as a Presentation and Open House Session in the evening.  Both sessions will cover topics such as an Overview of the Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management Study, Geomorphic Analysis, 1-D Modeling, Multi-Dimensional Analysis, as well as Data Collection and Management.

The public meeting details are as follows:


When:             Wednesday, October 23, 2013

                        12:30 to 5:00 p.m. – Technical Session

6:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Presentation, Question & Answer Session, Open House

Where:             Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center       

University of New Orleans

2045 Lakeshore Drive

New Orleans, LA 70122

The daytime Technical Session will feature multiple presentations on the various models and tools that the team is using to conduct the LCA MRHDM Study.  The evening Presentation and Open House Session will include an overview presentation on the study followed by a question and answer session.  After the presentation and Q&A session, the open house session will provide members of the public with the opportunity to view/interact with the technical tools and models being utilized by this study.

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Ken Holder
Chuck Perrodin

Release no. 13-071