US Army Corps of Engineers
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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

CHL Missions

Mission Statement

To deliver solutions to our Nation's most challenging water resources problems through research, development and application of cutting-edge science, engineering and technology for the Army, Department of Defense, civilian agencies and our Nation's public good.


Service and Support

CHL provides experimental and computational expertise for solving water resource problems worldwide. Our research and development addresses water resource challenges in groundwater, watersheds, rivers, reservoirs, lakes, estuaries, harbors, coastal inlets and wetlands. Research programs range from design guidance to three-dimensional numerical models. CHL partners with government agencies, academia and industry to solve complex problems in the following areas:

  • Inland and coastal navigation
  • Military engineering and logistics over the shore
  • Dredging, flood control, storm and erosion protection
  • Waterway restoration and fish passage
  • Hydro-environmental modeling
  • Water/land management

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Dr. Ty V. Wamsley

Jeffrey R. Eckstein


Navigation Division

  • Coastal Observation and Analysis Branch
  • Coastal Engineering Branch
  • Field Data Collection and Analysis Branch
  • Harbors, Entrances and Structures Branch
  • Navigation Branch

Flood & Storm Protection Division

  • Coastal Observation and Analysis Branch
  • Coastal Processes Branch
  • Estuarine Engineering Branch
  • Hydrologic Systems Branch
  • River Engineering Branch