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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. 

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Corps will complete Fair Landing channel improvement work on schedule

Fair Landing, Arkansas, Nov. 14, 2014 – Northbound and southbound vessels will have unrestricted movement through the narrowest portion of the river at Fair Landing around the clock when work is completed Monday, 17 November. Work will then move to a wider section of the river at Fair Landing and resume the next day. The new work site will not cause daytime restrictions to the normal one-way traffic flow through the narrow Fair Landing location. The mat sinking unit will not work this weekend (Nov. 15-16).
Published: 11/14/2014

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases last of three Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment reports

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 12, 2014 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, today released the Assessment of Natural Resource Habitat Needs, the third report authorized by the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment. This report addresses habitat on the Lower Mississippi River and the need for restoration.
Published: 11/12/2014

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