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US Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District
The Memphis District covers a 25,000 square mile area of the Mississippi River. We serve customers in portions of Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky. Our customers also include 100 flood control districts, water resource and wildlife agencies from six states, four Port Commissions, the Lower Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association as well as eight Congressional Districts and 12 Senators.

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The Memphis District was responsible for constructing many of the protective floodwalls in this area? The top photo, taken on May 14, 1947, is a view of one of these floodwalls along the Wolf River then under construction. It shows crawler-type draglines driving steel sheet piling under the riverside edge of the wall. The Memphis Cotton Oil Mill is in the right background. The bottom photo, taken on Oct. 6, 1947, shows the completed floodwall. Sewer for plant waste passes over the wall (center of photo). The wall protects the industrial area in the background, including the cotton oil mill. From the Col. L.H. Foote photo collection. 

Latest News Releases

Corps of Engineers, West Tennessee River Basin Authority releases Cypress Creek Study

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 20, 2016 – In partnership with the West Tennessee River Basin Authority, the Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today issued a notice of availability of the draft Cypress Creek Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study With Integrated Environmental Assessment. USACE is now soliciting comments and information to improve this report, and inform decision-makers regarding public opinions and local issues.
Published: 1/20/2016

Corps of Engineers lowers floodfight response to Phase I in all active areas

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 13, 2016 – With river stages falling in all locations, the Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has lowered its floodfighting response activation level to Phase I in all active areas.
Published: 1/13/2016

Latest Stories

Sampling the Mississippi River

For the third time in almost eight decades, bed material samples are being taken from the Mississippi River. The first was in 1935 and the second was in 1989, but this is the first time it’s an effort being coordinated between different government agencies.
Published: 11/6/2013

Wastewater Treatment Facility to open doors for future growth

It’s not sexy, but it’s the greatest thing for the county,” said DeSoto County Board of Supervisors President Mark Gardner, “And it’ll open doors for DeSoto County’s future growth.”
Published: 10/23/2013