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Corps of Engineers - Coast Guard caution exposed river sandbars unsafe

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 16, 2012 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Coast Guard advise residents to exercise caution regarding sandbars exposed by the extremely low water on the Mississippi River. [Read More]
Published: Aug-16-12

Corps of Engineers working with others to keep Mississippi River open for navigation during drought

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 25, 2012 – As the Lower Mississippi River approaches near-record low stages, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to keep this most vital of America’s waterways safe and reliable for navigation. [Read More]
Published: Jul-25-12

Corps of Engineers to proceed with full restoration of Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway by end of 2012

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 24, 2012 – The Mississippi River Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are moving forward with full restoration of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway mainline levee to its authorized pre-2011 flood level by the end of this year … December 2012. [Read More]
Published: Jul-24-12

Low Water plans may require permits from some industries and facilities along Mississippi River

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 11, 2012 – During the 2012 spring and summer months the Mid-south has experienced below normal rainfall. Further, the Mississippi River is projected to reach low water conditions that may negatively affect some operations at facilities and industries along the Mississippi River. [Read More]
Published: Jul-11-12

Lower Mississippi River resource assessment open house scheduled

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 6, 2012 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in conjunction with other project partners, will hold an information open house on the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment (LMRRA) on Wed., July 11, 2012, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Harbor Landing on Mud Island in Memphis. [Read More]
Published: Jul-06-12

Corps of Engineers awards major contract to repair floodway levee

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 30, 2012 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, today awarded a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for repairs to the Birds Point-New Madrid frontline levee to three firms: Young’s General Contracting, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; Kingridge Enterprises, Inc., of Little Rock, Ark.; and Harold Coffey Construction Co., of Hickman, Ky. The total contract amount is not to exceed $20 million. [Read More]
Published: May-30-12

Corps of Engineers begins removing HESCO bastions at BP-NM Floodway

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 10, 2012 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today began removing the sand-filled HESCO bastions from the top of the levee in the upper crevasse at the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway in preparation for this year’s construction season. [Read More]
Published: May-10-12

Memphis District to publish new construction update report for confluence projects

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 6, 2012 – Beginning April 6, the Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin publishing a “Mississippi-Ohio River Confluence Update” to provide timely updates on the progress of construction on projects in the confluence area. This new update will expand the scope of the “Operation Make Safe Project Update” and replace it. [Read More]
Published: Apr-06-12

Corps to sign Mississippi River assessment agreement with The Nature Conservancy

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 10, 2012 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will add the final signature to a Cost Share Agreement for the Congressionally authorized Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment (LMRRA) at 2 p.m. on Jan. 11 in room 560 of the Clifford Davis-Odell Horton Federal Building, 167 N. Main St., in Memphis. [Read More]
Published: Jan-10-12

Corps hosts Levee summit at Cairo to discuss regional flood repairs

MEMPHIS, Tenn., DEC. 15, 2011 – City, county and Illinois state officials joined representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wednesday (Dec. 14) for a Levee Summit in Cairo, Ill. The meeting was part of the Corps’ comprehensive effort to make repairs to the regional flood risk management system following the tremendous floods this spring. [Read More]
Published: Dec-15-11
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