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Corps continues to fight Mississippi River flooding, crest moving south from Cairo

VICKSBURG, MISS., January 5, 2016 – Almost 300 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel from throughout the Mississippi Valley Division are continuing to combat flooding from high Mississippi River levels as the river crested January 3 at 56 feet on the Cairo gage. Public safety is the Corps number one priority, and as record-breaking river levels recede on the upper Mississippi and its tributaries, flood fighters remain vigilant around the clock to rapidly respond to trouble spots. [Read More]
Published: Jan-05-16

Corps of Engineers to begin Phase II floodfight efforts

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 30, 2015 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) initiated Phase II floodfighting this morning due to high river stages on the Mississippi and St. Francis Rivers. The area of current or possible flooding is located in the northern portion of the Memphis District in the Charleston (Missouri) Area, Reelfoot-Obion (Kentucky) Area, Cairo (Illinois) Area on the Lower Mississippi River and the Upper St. Francis Area on the St. Francis River. The lands likely to be affected by the forecasted high water on the Lower Mississippi River are located in and around the communities of Cairo, Ill., Cape Girardeau, New Madrid and Scott City, Mo., Wickliffe, Ky., and Tiptonville, Tenn. On the St. Francis River the areas of Wappapello and Fisk, Mo., are likely to be affected. [Read More]
Published: Dec-30-15

Major flooding threatens Mississippi River Valley, Army Corps flood fighters fully engaged

VICKSBURG, Miss., December 29, 2015 – The Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, fully activated its flood fighting emergency management operations for the Rock Island, St. Louis, Memphis, Vicksburg and New Orleans districts to manage rapidly rising water levels on the Mississippi River and several tributaries, with the highest Mississippi River levels since the Great Flood of 2011. [Read More]
Published: Dec-29-15

Corps of Engineers requests public comment on draft Cache River Watershed Management Plan

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 7, 2015 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Memphis District, requests comments from the public on a draft Cache River Watershed Management Plan. [Read More]
Published: Jul-07-15

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
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