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Wider channel provides unrestricted daytime northbound transit at Fair Landing

Fair Landing, Arkansas, Nov. 12, 2014 – Northbound commerce with as many as 49 barges moved through the restricted portion of the river at Fair Landing during daylight hours. This helps speed the clearing of the daily queue and reduces the wait time for southbound vessels. Work is also proceeding well in the narrowest reach of the restricted area and the Corps expects normal, unrestricted one-way traffic to resume after Monday, November 17, when the mat sinking unit completes its work in the narrow section and moves to a wider section of Fair Landing. [Read More]
Published: Nov-12-14

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases last of three Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment reports

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 12, 2014 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, today released the Assessment of Natural Resource Habitat Needs, the third report authorized by the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment. This report addresses habitat on the Lower Mississippi River and the need for restoration. [Read More]
Published: Nov-12-14

Collaboration between Corps, Coast Guard and navigation industry leaders lessens impact to commerce

Fair Landing, Arkansas, Nov. 11, 2014 - Vicksburg Video of Northbound tow passing the Corps' Mat Sinking Unit yesterday afternoon. [Read More]
Published: Nov-11-14

River repairs will help commerce on the Mississippi River system

Fair Landing, Arkansas, Nov. 10, 2014 – River repairs to severe bank scours along the Mississippi River at Fair Landing will lead to enduring improvements to the vital commercial artery. The narrow bend along this reach of the river now passes one-way traffic under normal conditions, the ongoing repairs and future improvement work will allow two-way traffic to pass. [Read More]
Published: Nov-11-14

Regular dialogue with the navigation industry continues to keep commerce moving on the Mississippi River system

Fair Landing, Arkansas, Nov. 9, 2014 -- Near constant communication between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the navigation industry and the U.S. Coast Guard is allowing commercial barge traffic to safely pass a restricted section of the Lower Mississippi River (Miles 632 – 635) near Fair Landing, Arkansas, and 30 miles south of Helena, Arkansas, with a less than10-hour daily delay. [Read More]
Published: Nov-09-14

Corps of Engineers to study improvements for Cypress Creek in Fayette County

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 24, 2014 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released a Public Notice requesting input on a study of Cypress Creek in Fayette County, Tenn. This study will determine the feasibility of constructing improvements in Cypress Creek to stabilize the creek and improve aquatic habitat [Read More]
Published: Oct-24-14

Donny Davidson is new Chief of Engineering and Construction Division

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 21, 2014 – Donny D. Davidson Jr. is the new Chief of Engineering and Construction Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District. [Read More]
Published: Oct-21-14

Corps of Engineers plans second public meeting on Cache River Basin

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 8, 2014 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, will host a public scoping meeting to discuss the Cache River Basin, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Paragould Community Center. The address is 3404 Linwood Drive (Hwy 49), Paragould, Ark. [Read More]
Published: Sep-08-14

Corps of Engineers plans public meeting on Cache River Basin

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, will host a public scoping meeting to discuss the Cache River Basin on Aug. 27. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the M & P room of the Larry Williams Student Community Building at Arkansas State University Campus. The address is 7648 Victory Blvd, Newport, Ark. [Read More]
Published: Aug-15-14

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases second of three Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment reports

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 11, 2014 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, today released the Assessment of River Related Recreation and Access, the second report authorized by the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment. This report will address recreation on the Lower Mississippi River and the need for facilities and access. [Read More]
Published: Jul-11-14
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