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Mississippi Basin Model

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The Mississippi Basin Model reproduces the drainage basin of the Mississippi River at a horizontal scale of 1:2000 and a vertical scale of 1:100. This makes it the largest small-scale working model in the world1! The concrete model was built by the Army Corps of Engineers in the 1940s, and initial earthwork was carried out by German POWs. It was eventually completed in 1966. By the 1980s the model was…

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