Delta Basins


These two rectangular basins are premier research facilities dedicated to studying delta morphodynamics at a range of spatial and temporal time scales. The basins incorporate leading-edge technologies for ocean-level control, wave generation, tidal cycles as well as data acquisition systems that allow description of sediment and water input, topography, and visual changes in the surface and subsurface.


  • 5 m wide x 5 m long x 0.6 m deep (16.4 ft x 16.4 ft x 2.1 ft)
  • New data acquisition cart
  • Topographic scanner
  • Various camera systems
  • Allow control of water surface (base level), sediment feed, and water feed rates.

Publications & Projects

See below for publications and projects associated with SAFL's Main Channel facility: