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Corps installs temporary flood protection measures at BPNM

MEMPHIS, Tenn., DEC. 6, 2011 – Based on National Weather Service forecasts of unseasonably high river levels and more to come, Maj. Gen. John Peabody, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi Valley Division, has directed an orderly shutdown of the Birds Point-New Madrid project area. [Read More]
Published: Dec-06-11

Possibility of renewed flooding in Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway area

MEMPHIS, Tenn., DEC. 5, 2011 – Based on National Weather Service forecasts of unseasonably high river levels, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers advises citizens with interests in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway that a significant risk of renewed flooding in that area exists for the near future. [Read More]
Published: Dec-05-11

Corps of Engineers-The Nature Conservancy to sign historic agreement at Mud Island Tuesday

Memphis, TENN., Nov. 14, 2011 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) will sign an addendum to the National Memorandum of Understanding on Collaborating to Advance the Great Rivers Partnership (GRP). [Read More]
Published: Nov-14-11

Corps issues Notices to Proceed on construction work in Cairo, Ill. area

MEMPHIS, Tenn., OCT. 24, 2011 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that they have issued two Notices to Proceed for construction contracts in the Cairo, Ill. area. [Read More]
Published: Oct-24-11

Corps to restore levee to 55’ when funding provided

MEMPHIS, Tenn., OCT. 20, 2011 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today they will make repairs at the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway levees’ upper and middle crevasses to a protection level of 55 feet on the Cairo, Ill., river gage as funding is provided. [Read More]
Published: Oct-20-11

Memphis District Commander signs FONSI for Birds Point – New Madrid Floodway clearing the way for levee reconstruction

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 12, 2011 – Col. Vernie L. Reichling, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Memphis District, today signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Environmental Assessment (EA) on levee repairs at the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway. [Read More]
Published: Sep-12-11

Memphis Corps of Engineers employees deploy for Hurricane Irene emergency power mission

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 26, 2011 – Nineteen members of the Corps of Engineers Memphis District’s Temporary Emergency Power Team are now deploying to east coast cities to prepare for Hurricane Irene’s landfall. They will be important players in providing emergency power to critical local government facilities like police and fire stations, shelters and emergency medical facilities. [Read More]
Published: Aug-26-11

“Operation Make Safe” newsletter available at no charge

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 23, 2011 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now publishing an electronic newsletter to share information on their work to rebuild the Birds Point- New Madrid mainline Mississippi River levee to an interim level of 51 feet on the Cairo, Ill., river gage. [Read More]
Published: Aug-23-11

Mississippi River Commission schedules Memphis District portion of low-water inspection trip

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2011 – The Mississippi River Commission will conduct the Memphis District portion of its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River August 15-16, 2011. [Read More]
Published: Aug-05-11

Corps to open Floodway Information Center in New Madrid

MEMPHIS, Tenn., JUNE 3, 2011 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will open a Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway Information Center at 705-B Highway 61, New Madrid, Mo., on June 8. [Read More]
Published: Jun-03-11
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