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The river model without projections can be seen during a presentation of the completed 3D model of the Mississippi River at the LSU Center for River Studies Monday. ADVOCATE PHOTO BY PATRICK DENNIS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now GovJohn Bel Edwards watches a presentation of the completed 3D model of the Mississippi River at the LSU Center for River Studies Monday. ADVOCATE PHOTO BY PATRICK DENNIS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now GovJohn Bel Edwards watches a presentation of the completed 3D model of the Mississippi River at the LSU Center for River Studies Monday. ADVOCATE PHOTO BY PATRICK DENNIS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now GovJohn Bel Edwards answers media questions after a presentation of the completed 3D model of the Mississippi River at the LSU Center for River Studies MondayThe graphic in background is in the education hall outside the model room. ADVOCATE PHOTO BY PATRICK DENNIS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Projection on the completed 3D model of the Mississippi River at the LSU Center for River Studies show the educational versatility Monday during ribbon cutting ceremonies. ADVOCATE PHOTO BY PATRICK DENNIS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now GovJohn Bel Edwards, left, speaks during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completed 3D model of the Mississippi River at the LSU Center for River Studies MondayAt right is LSU President FKing Alexander. ADVOCATE PHOTO BY PATRICK DENNIS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now GovJohn Bel Edwards watches a presentation of the completed 3D model of the Mississippi River at the LSU Center for River Studies Monday. ADVOCATE PHOTO BY PATRICK DENNIS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now GovJohn Bel Edwards, right, and Rudy Simoneaux, left, talk about some of the exhibits in the education hall during a tour of the completed 3D model of the Mississippi River at the LSU Center for River Studies Monday. ADVOCATE PHOTO BY PATRICK DENNIS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save jQuery(document).ready(function($){ $('#photo-carousel-6fb92efa-053c-11e8-b8e1-7739a27fed2d').on('show.bs.modal', function(e){ $('#fixed-leaderboard-top-container').addClass('overlay-leaderboard'); }); $('#photo-carousel-6fb92efa-053c-11e8-b8e1-7739a27fed2d').on('hide.bs.modal', function(e){ $('#fixed-leaderboard-top-container').removeClass('overlay-leaderboard'); }); }); jQuery(document).ready(function($){ function asset_prevNextContent(oAsset, sPos){ var sPosTitle = (sPos === 'prev') ? 'Previous' : 'Next Up'; var sPosDir = (sPos === 'prev') ? 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