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Reeder sworn in as Mississippi River Commission member

VICKSBURG, MISS. – James A. Reeder was sworn in as a member of the Mississippi River Commission at the commission’s headquarters in Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 11. Mississippi River Commission President Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser administered the oath of office during Reeder’s visit. [Read More]
Published: Jul-11-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Identifies Long-Term Disaster Recovery Projects and Additional Short-Term Repairs to be Accomplished with 2018 Supplemental Funding

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today additional work that it plans to accomplish with the funding provided for disaster recovery in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018. [Read More]
Published: Jul-05-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2018 Civil Works Appropriations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) work plan for the Army Civil Works program on Thursday, June 7. [Read More]
Published: Jun-11-18

USACE Opens Updated National Levee Database

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today opened the updated National Levee Database (NLD) for public access. The NLD is a living, dynamic information source that provides visualization and search capability on the location and condition of levee systems nationwide. [Read More]
Published: Jun-05-18

Mississippi River Commission Schedules High-Water Inspection Trip

VICKSBURG, Miss., April 4, 2018 -- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct the Memphis District portion of its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River April 16-17, 2018. Two public meetings in the Memphis District are 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. The meeting places, dates and times are as follows: • April 16 9 a.m. New Madrid, Missouri (City Front) • April 17 9 a.m. Memphis, Tennessee (Beale Street Landing) [Read More]
Published: Apr-09-18

Corps of Engineers, partners preparing for second Mississippi River crest forecast by Weather Service

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 23, 2018 – The National Weather Service informed the Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) yesterday that they expect the lower Mississippi River to again rise above Phase I activation levels in the northern portion of the District by the end of March, which could cause flooding in some areas. [Read More]
Published: Mar-26-18

Corps of Engineers lowers level of floodfight response in most areas

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 16, 2018 – With river stages falling in all locations on the Mississippi River [Read More]
Published: Mar-16-18

Corps of Engineers, partners monitor levees as Mississippi River crests at Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 9, 2018 – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) employees, in cooperation with local partners and stakeholders, continue to monitor the flood risk reduction system to ensure the safety of lives and property in the region during the current flood. The forecast calls for the river to crest at 39.5 feet on the Memphis gage sometime today, 5½ feet above the National Weather Service’s flood stage. [Read More]
Published: Mar-12-18

High Water in the Mississippi River Valley

VICKSBURG, Miss., – The Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is working alongside local, state and other federal agencies to help address and minimize flooding due to heavy rains on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers and their principal tributaries. Four of MVD’s six districts – Rock Island District, Memphis District, Vicksburg District and New Orleans District – and division headquarters have activated their emergency operations centers to monitor and respond to the rising water. [Read More]
Published: Feb-27-18

Corps of Engineers launches floodfight in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 26, 2018 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began Phase I floodfight activities on Feb. 25 on the Mississippi River north of Memphis and on the White River in Arkansas. At 7 a.m. today USACE officials elevated that status to a Phase II floodfight in the Cairo (Illinois), Missouri, and Reelfoot-Obion (Kentucky and Tennessee) floodfight areas. The White River Area in Arkansas remains in Phase I floodfight status. [Read More]
Published: Feb-27-18
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