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Burcham becomes first female General Officer on the Mississippi River Commission

VICKSBURG, MISS., June 5, 2013 – Brigadier General Margaret W. Burcham was officially appointed as a member of the Mississippi River Commission by President Barack Obama May 28, 2013. Burcham is the first female general officer to be appointed to the commission. [Read More]
Published: Jun-05-13

Corps asks for public comments on Mississippi River study

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 5, 2013 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, today released the Assessment of Information Needed for River Related Management, the first report authorized by the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment. This report will address gaps in current information related to sediment, water quality, data storage and availability, and tributary management. [Read More]
Published: Jun-05-13

Corps of Engineers begins floodfight near Cape Girardeau, Missouri

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 3, 2013 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, initiated Phase I floodfighting activities at 7 a.m. today (June 3) due to high Upper Mississippi River stages. The area of flooding is located in the northern portion of the Memphis District near Cape Girardeau and Dutchtown, Mo. [Read More]
Published: Jun-03-13

Interagency Military Pass waives day-use fees at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation sites nationwide

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it will continue to accept the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Pass Program’s Interagency Annual Pass for Military (Military Pass) at its more than 2,500 USACE-managed recreation areas nationwide. [Read More]
Published: May-01-13

Whiplash weather patterns testing Mississippi Valley Division’s flexibility, responsiveness

Vicksburg, Miss., April 26, 2013 - Major General John Peabody, Commander of the Mississippi Valley Division and President of the Mississippi River Commission, describes water as “the perfect engine of destruction. If it finds a weak spot in your defenses, it will attack that weakness relentlessly.” [Read More]
Published: Apr-26-13

Life Jacket Use Policy Remains in Effect at Mississippi Corps of Engineers Lakes

Vicksburg, Ms... The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes in Mississippi will continue to implement [Read More]
Published: Apr-12-13

Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

Memphis, Tenn., April 1, 2013 -- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct the Memphis District portion of its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River April 8-9, 2013. [Read More]
Published: Apr-01-13

Corps of Engineers to hold Missouri and Arkansas Partnering Meetings

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 19, 2013 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, will hold two meetings later this month to discuss a variety of topics with partners in Missouri and Arkansas as follows: [Read More]
Published: Mar-19-13

Corps of Engineers annual notice to Floodway residents and users

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 13, 2013 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, today mailed a notice to individuals who reside in, operate and/or do business in the Birds Point New Madrid Floodway in Missouri, that it may be operated during a high water event. [Read More]
Published: Mar-13-13

Dredging comes to a seasonal end on Middle Mississippi River

MEMPHIS, Tenn., February 5, 2013 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed an extended dredging season, and is bringing equipment in for seasonal maintenance and leave for the crew. [Read More]
Published: Feb-05-13
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