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Recent rainfall provides improved outlook for Mississippi River navigation

VICKSBURG, MISS., January 18, 2013 – Recent weather events across the Mississippi Valley will ensure continuing navigation on the Mississippi River through mid-February, even if no additional rain falls between now and Feb. 15. [Read More]
Published: Jan-18-13

Dredges move mountains of sand, keep navigation channel open

VICKSBURG, MISS., January 17, 2013 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deployed as many as 25 dredges during the past nine months to maintain the Mississippi River’s navigation channel and re-open sand-choked harbors between St. Louis and the Gulf of Mexico in response to one of our nation’s most severe droughts. [Read More]
Published: Jan-17-13

Critical rock removal work progressing efficiently resulting in open channel

ST. LOUIS. MO., January 13, 2013 – The first phase of the most critical rock removal work on the Mississippi River near Thebes, Ill., has been completed ahead of schedule, providing mariners with additional depth in the navigation channel. [Read More]
Published: Jan-13-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works with navigation industry, Coast Guard to continue drought fight

VICKSBURG, MISS., January 11, 2013 – A long term, multi-pronged low-water campaign by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the navigation industry and the U.S. Coast Guard is successfully keeping the Mississippi River channel between Cairo, Ill., and St. Louis Mo., open for commercial barge traffic. [Read More]
Published: Jan-11-13

Memphis’ dredge Hurley plays critical role in Corps’ low water operations

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 18, 2012 – As part of the regional team working to keep the Mississippi River open for commerce during unprecedented low water conditions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dustpan Dredge Hurley is currently operating near Uncle Joe Light, river mile 42.5, on the Upper Mississippi River. [Read More]
Published: Dec-18-12

Corps of Engineers to sign agreement with six Native American Indian Tribes in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 16, 2012 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will sign an important agreement with representatives of six federally recognized American Indian Tribes on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Clifford Davis – Odell Horton Federal Building. [Read More]
Published: Nov-16-12

Corps of Engineers to celebrate 130 years of service in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 9, 2012 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will celebrate its 130th year of service in Memphis with a ceremony on Oct. 11, beginning at 11 a.m. on the ground floor of the Clifford Davis – Odell Horton Federal Building, 167 N. Main St., in downtown Memphis. [Read More]
Published: Oct-09-12

Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment open house scheduled in Baton Rouge

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 5, 2012 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in conjunction with other project partners, will hold an information open house on the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment (LMRRA) on Tues., Sept. 13, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Noland Laborde Hall in the Lod Cook Alumni Center, 3848 W. Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, La. [Read More]
Published: Sep-05-12

Memphis Corps of Engineers prepares to respond if hurricane strikes Louisiana

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 27, 2012 – In anticipation of Hurricane Isaac making landfall along the north-central Gulf Coast near New Orleans, the Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has begun preparations to support hurricane response operations. [Read More]
Published: Aug-27-12

Public meeting scheduled for Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 21, 2012 – A public meeting is scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI within the Corps’ Memphis District so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. [Read More]
Published: Aug-21-12
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