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Corps of Engineers lowers floodfight response level to Phase I in northern areas

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 12, 2017 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) lowered its floodfight activation level to Phase I in the Cairo, Missouri, and Reelfoot-Obion Areas due to falling Mississippi River levels. [Read More]
Published: May-12-17

Corps of Engineers provides additional floodfighting assistance to local authorities

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 9, 2017 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues its Phase II floodfight activities in the Cairo area, the Reelfoot-Obion area, the Missouri area, and the White River area. Employees are mobilized, conducting patrols each day from 7 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., checking the condition of levees and other flood protection structures and looking for problems like water seepage under levees. In addition to these floodfight activities, the Memphis District has provided materiel assistance to local communities and flood control organizations to aid them in their floodfighting efforts. The items provided were sandbags that are used to build retainer walls or to help combat sand boils, portable pumps to remove water from flooded areas, and plastic poly sheeting to cover levees and help minimize levee slides and erosion. [Read More]
Published: May-09-17

Corps of Engineers begins Phase II floodfight efforts in Missouri Area

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 8, 2017 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began Phase II floodfight activities at 7 a.m. on May 8 along the Mississippi River in Missouri due to high river stages. The area of possible flooding is located in New Madrid and Caruthersville, Mo. [Read More]
Published: May-08-17

Corps of Engineers begins Phase II floodfight efforts in Reelfoot-Obion Area

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 8, 2017 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began Phase II floodfight activities at 7 a.m. on May 8 along the Mississippi River in the Reelfoot-Obion Area due to high river stages. The area of possible flooding is located in Wickliffe and Hickman, Ky., and Tiptonville and Dyersburg, Tenn. [Read More]
Published: May-08-17

Corps of Engineers begins Phase II floodfight efforts on White River in Arkansas

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 5, 2017 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began Phase II floodfight activities at 7 a.m. on May 5 along the White River in Arkansas due to high river stages. The area of current or possible flooding is located in the White River (Arkansas) Floodfight Area. Communities that may be affected include Georgetown, Des Arc and Clarendon, Ark. [Read More]
Published: May-05-17

Corps of Engineers expands regional floodfight in Missouri and Arkansas

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 2, 2017 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began Phase II floodfight activities at 7 a.m. on May 2 in the vicinity of Cape Girardeau, Mo., due to high river stages on the Upper Mississippi River. The area of current or possible flooding is located in the Charleston (Missouri) Floodfight Areas on the Upper Mississippi River. The community of Scott City, Mo., and low lying roads in that vicinity may be affected. [Read More]
Published: May-02-17

Corps of Engineers plans Phase II floodfight efforts in Missouri Bootheel and northeastern Arkansas

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 30, 2017 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) expects to begin Phase II floodfight activities at 7 a.m. on May 1 in the Missouri Bootheel and northeast Arkansas due to high river stages on the St. Francis River. The area of current or possible flooding is located in the Dexter and Kennett (Missouri) Floodfight Areas on the St. Francis River. Communities that may be affected include Fisk, Mo., and St. Francis, Ark. [Read More]
Published: May-01-17

Memphis Corps of Engineers selected as one of “Best Federal Places to Work”

The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has been nationally selected as one of the Best Places to Work in Federal government in the medium sized organizations category. Judging took place through the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey that is administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. [Read More]
Published: Apr-21-17

Mekong meets Mississippi in Memphis

Twelve members of the Mekong River Commission, headquartered in Vientiane, Laos, spent five days in the Lower Mississippi Valley sharing knowledge and learning from their counterparts on the Mississippi River Commission. They arrived in Memphis, Tenn., on April 2 and traveled from there to a variety of locations in the region. The two commissions formed a partnership in 2010 built around common interests in water resource development and management, and sharing of technical expertise and lessons learned. [Read More]
Published: Apr-06-17

Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

The Mississippi River Commission will conduct the Memphis District portion of its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River April 3-4, 2017. Two public meetings in the Memphis District are scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. The meeting places, dates and times are as follows: • April 3 9:00 a.m. Hickman, Ky. (Port of Hickman) • April 4 9:00 a.m. Memphis, Tenn. (Beale Street Landing) [Read More]
Published: Apr-03-17
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