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Time is a major factor in any contingency operation, especially when it comes to securing ports in order to transport personnel, supplies and equipment. When a pier or marine structure is damaged, it can cause catastrophic delays.
A team of researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center assisted the Vicksburg National Military Park in assessing landslides and erosion on the grounds.
Duck, N.C., -- The collaborative During Nearshore Event Experiment pilot study is now underway along the Outer Banks of North Carolina, home to the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory’s Field Research Facility.
Dr. Brian McFall, a research civil engineer with the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, stands outside the Deltares building in Delft, Netherlands. McFall spent a year in the Netherlands working at the Dutch company as part of the U.S. Army’s Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program.

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ERDC researchers model COVID-19 for the Nation
5/21/2020
VICKSBURG, Miss. – When the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Dr. Brandon Lafferty sleeps these days, he dreams about predictive models. That’s because since mid-March, Lafferty, a...
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center assists in mudslide assessment
3/10/2020
A team of researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center assisted the Vicksburg National Military Park in assessing landslides and erosion on the grounds....
Multifunctional Assessment Reconnaissance Vessel allows for remote survey of marine structures
2/26/2020
A team of researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, led by principal investigator Thad Pratt and including co-pi William Butler and...

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During COL Aguilar's visit to ERDC CHL's Soils Lab, David Perkey demonstrates the River-PICS system, an integrated settling column, laser diffraction grain size analyzer, and CTD probe. The system was recently used to monitor suspended sediment size and settling rates in the salt wedge in the lower MS River.
Jeremy Sharp explains the 1:30 scale model of the Santa Ana River to stakeholders from the USACE Los Angeles District, USACE Kansas District, the BNSF Railroad, the Federal Highway Department, and the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.
Jeremy Sharp, CHL, briefing COL John Buck, Commander, Seattle District, on Mud Mountain Model and the McNary/Lower Monumental Model.
Dr. Dwayne Fuller, CHL, briefing COL John Buck, Commander, Seattle District, on Mud Mountain Model and the McNary/Lower Monumental Model.
Students Michael Winkler and Tommy Kirklin signal to each other that they are OK as they practice buddy breathing – an emergency out-of-air procedure when scuba diving.
The Oil Spill Test Kit is a rapid screening method to detect oil in water and sediment samples from coastal areas.
ERDC-CHL Deputy Director Jose Sanchez, second from left, poses with several of his partners in crime at a charity event benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research & Development Center
Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory
3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199