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The Long Term Resource Monitoring Program

An element of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration - Environmental Management Program

Development of two-dimensional Numerical Hydraulic Models for Mississippi River Pools 17 and 18 in Support of the LTRMP

Upper Mississippi River Restoration - Environmental Management Program U. S. Army Corps of Enineers


The primary objective of this project is to develop the capability to relate hydraulic parameters for various alternative conditions to requirements for diverse biota enhancement by numerically modeling selected Mississippi River pools. Two-dimensional flow models provide good simulations of current velocity patterns and water surface elevations for selected conditions. Model information is essential for characterizing aquatic habitat conditions and for describing the hydrologic regime for floodplain habitats. The numerical models provide tools to evaluate and maximize opportunities for success in planning and designing as well as monitoring habitat improvement projects. The development of two-dimensional numerical hydraulic pool models will provide timely management tools as "on-the-shelf" models in support of the LTRMP.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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