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Mississippi River Basin Model
2018-05-26T02:52:05.7532165Z - / Hacker News
Coordinates:The Mississippi River Basin Model Waterways Experiment Station, located near Clinton, Mississippi, was a large-scale hydraulic model of the entire Mississippi River basin, covering an area of 200 acres. By comparison, the better known San Francisco Bay Model covers 1.5 acres and the Chesapeake Bay Model covers 8 acres. This would cover approximately 200 acres, include all existing and proposed control measures, and a network of streams nearly 8 miles in total length. By 1959 the model was complete as far as Memphis and a comprehensive testing program was begun which coordinated the entire model. The last use was in 1973, when a potentially catastrophic failure arose at the Old River Control Structure.

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