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Corps of Engineers ends Phase II floodfight – continues to monitor high water

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 26, 2015 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) ended its Phase II floodfight yesterday afternoon as a result of steadily falling river stages on the Upper Mississippi River. [Read More]
Published: Jun-26-15

Corps of Engineers increases vigilance with Phase II floodfight efforts

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 22, 2015 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) initiated Phase II floodfighting this morning due to continuing high river stages on the Upper Mississippi River. The area of current or possible flooding is located in the northern portion of the Memphis District in the Charleston (Missouri) and Cairo (Illinois) Sectors. [Read More]
Published: Jun-22-15

Corps of Engineers begins Phase I floodfight in Charleston and Cairo Sectors

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 19, 2015 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) initiated Phase I floodfighting this morning due to high river stages on the Upper Mississippi River. The area of current or possible flooding is located in the northern portion of the Memphis District in the Charleston (Missouri) and Cairo (Illinois) Sectors. The lands likely to be affected by the forecasted high water are located in and around the communities of Cape Girardeau, Scott City, Chaffee and Commerce, Mo. Floodfight personnel will also be active in the community of Cairo, Ill., due to the high water on the Mississippi River. The Ohio River is currently below floodfight activation stages but will rise above flood stage. [Read More]
Published: Jun-19-15

Corps of Engineers releases final Mississippi River Resource Assessment report

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 21, 2015 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today released the Final Assessment Report of the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment. This report addresses habitat, recreation and information needs on the Lower Mississippi River. [Read More]
Published: Apr-21-15

Corps of Engineers invites public aboard largest diesel towboat on Mississippi River

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 13, 2015 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District will offer the public two opportunities to tour the largest diesel towboat operating on the Mississippi River. The tours are offered to the public at no cost. [Read More]
Published: Mar-13-15

Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

VICKSBURG, Miss., March 3, 2015 -- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct the Memphis District portion of its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River March 23-24, 2015. Two public meetings in the Memphis District have been 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. [Read More]
Published: Mar-03-15

Belk reassigned to Washington, D.C.

VICKSBURG, MISS., February 9, 2015 – Mr. Edward E. Belk, Jr., is being reassigned by the Secretary of the Army from the position of director of Programs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division and the Mississippi River Commission in Vicksburg, Miss., to the position of chief of the Operations and Regulatory Community of Practice within the Directorate of Civil Works at Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C., effective April 5, 2015. [Read More]
Published: Feb-10-15

Arkabutla Lake Hosting Public Meeting on Project Master Plan

VICKSBURG, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s at Arkabutla Lake has scheduled a public meeting regarding the update of the Project Master Plan. The meeting will be held March 4, 2015, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Arkabutla Lake Field office, 5500 Arkabutla Dam Road, Hernando, Mississippi 38632. [Read More]
Published: Feb-09-15

Corps of Engineers schedules Partnering Meeting

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 5, 2015 – The public is invited to attend a “Partnering Meeting” sponsored by the Memphis District on Feb. 12, 2015, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 1121 E. Main St., Blytheville, Ark. Topics will include an overview of the Memphis District’s work in this region, updates on the Levee Safety Program, Mississippi River navigation improvements, and flood preparedness. [Read More]
Published: Feb-05-15

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). [Read More]
Published: Nov-14-14
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