US Army Corps of Engineers
Memphis District

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Jamie Evans explains how an inclinometer pipe with spider magnets attached works. Sections of pipe are connected and pushed 85 feet down boreholes to measure soil movement.

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Did You Know?

The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has served the citizens of the Mid-South region since 1882. The $100-million annual mission of its 450 employees is to minimize flood risk, keep America’s most vital inland navigation highway – the Mississippi River – open for navigation and to preserve our environment for future generations.

Latest Stories

MVM 2028 Initiatives: District team working to prevent electrical accidents
6/7/2019
With its 2028 Initiatives, the Memphis District is identifying and aggressively pursuing a range of innovative measures to equip it with the tools, training, and resources that enable it to deliver...
MVM 2028 Initiatives: Faster projects, under budget
5/17/2019
The Memphis District has embarked on a bold initiative to revolutionize its processes for delivering projects and engineering solutions. The initiative is called MVM 2028 and its vision is for the...
Davidson is the new Memphis District Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management
5/14/2019
Donny D. Davidson, Jr. is the new Memphis District deputy district engineer for programs and project management. He assumed his new role in April, after serving four and a half years as the...
Latest Memphis District Moving Dirt Newsletter on ISSUU
5/3/2019
Read the latest Memphis District Moving Dirt Newsletter on ISSUU: https://issuu.com/memphisdistrictusace/docs/moving_dirt_-_03-may-19...

Latest News Releases

Davidson is the new Memphis District Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management
5/14/2019
Donny D. Davidson, Jr. is the new Memphis District deputy district engineer for programs and project management. He assumed his new role in April, after serving four and a half years as the...
Corps of Engineers activates flood fight teams in Mississippi-Ohio river confluence area
5/3/2019
MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 2, 2019 – The commander of the Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has declared a state of emergency in areas near the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio...
MEDIA ALERT: Dyer and Lake County, Mississippi River Commission, and Corps of Engineers to break ground on levee restoration project
4/3/2019
The $6.9 million project repairs failed slopes on the levee’s landside, and constructs and installs four separate berms on the landside of the levee along the Great River Road north of Interstate...
Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip
3/26/2019
The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River, April 8-12, 2019....

Photos

The Motor Vessel Goodwin tends the Clearing & Snagging Unit at Bauxippi-Wyanoke revetment site near West Memphis. (USACE Photo/Brenda Beasley)
Memphis District’s Clearing and Snagging Unit works on the river bank near West Memphis, Arkansas, Oct. 10. As the first step of Revetment Operations, crew members clear the river banks of trees and debris to make way for the Bank Grading Unit and the Matt Sinking Unit. The work’s accomplished using a barge mounted dragline, bulldozers, and backhoes. Revetment Operations normally run from July to November each year. (USACE Photo/Brenda Beasley)
Old revetment has deteriorated, allowing the forces of the river to slowly chip away. (USACE Photo/Brenda Beasley)
Removing vegetation that has encroached upon the work site. (USACE Photo/Brenda Beasley)
In the foreground, the River & Harbors Construction & Maintenance Foreman oversees operations. (USACE Photo/Brenda Beasley)
Ensley Engineer Yard and Marine Maintenance Center's Plant Section in operation. Deckhand Marcus Grant passes tie off cable to Brandon Carmack as Motor Vesel Lusk faces up against the Revetment Mooring Barge 7401. (USACE Photo/Brenda Beasley)
Ensley Engineer Yard and Marine Maintenance Center's Plant Section in operation. Motor Vessel Lusk and Motor Vessel Strong face up on both ends of the Revetment Mooring Barge 7401 removing it from dry dock 5801. (USACE Photo/Brenda Beasley)
Ensley Engineer Yard and Marine Maintenance Center's Plant Section in operation. Mooring barge being towed into place after coming off dry dock 5801. (USACE Photo/Brenda Beasley)
In the pilot house of the USACE Memphis District Dredge Hurley, Stacye Sinn operates the suction to remove silt from the channel as Kendall Turman keeps the Dredge on course.
USACE Memphis District Dredge Hurley
USACE Memphis District Dredge Hurley
USACE Memphis District Dredge Hurley
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mat Sinking Unit (MSU), based in the Vicksburg District, is currently in drydock at the Memphis District Ensley Engineer Yard in Memphis.

Memphis and Vicksburg Districts are working together to perform routine maintenance on this unique piece of equipment in order to get it ready for the summer revetment work season.

The MSU is used to install great sheets of concrete mattress on the riverbank to shield it from erosion and sloughing caused by channel currents and turbulent water associated with river flood stages.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mat Sinking Unit (MSU), based in the Vicksburg District, is currently in drydock at the Memphis District Ensley Engineer Yard in Memphis.

Memphis and Vicksburg Districts are working together to perform routine maintenance on this unique piece of equipment in order to get it ready for the summer revetment work season.

The MSU is used to install great sheets of concrete mattress on the riverbank to shield it from erosion and sloughing caused by channel currents and turbulent water associated with river flood stages.
Ensley Engineer Yard and Marine Maintenance Center's Plant Section in operation. Motor Vessel Strong pushes Revetment Mooring Barge 7401 off dry dock 5801. (USACE Photo/Brenda Beasley)
Ensley Engineer Yard and Marine Maintnenace Center's Plant Section in operation. With revetment season over, Revetment Mooring Barge 7401 sits on dry dock 5801 for minor repairs. (USACE Photo/Brenda Beasley)
Ensley Engineer Yard and Marine Maintenance Center's Plant Section in operation. Crew prepares for safety meeting preceding the undocking of Revetment Mooring Barge 7401. From L to R:  Gerald Townsell, Royalle Woods, Shawn Morgan, Terrance Knowlton, Levin Collins, Ray Boice, Richard Perfetti, Earl Washington, Robert Woods, Brian Libby, Guy Nadler, Ken Greenwalt, Jack Wilkerson, Richard Qualls, and Ed Blake. (USACE Photo/Brenda Beasley)
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