Mississippi River Commission schedules annual high-water inspection trip
The Mississippi River Commission conducted its annual high-water inspection trip April 8-12, 2024. Four public meetings aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi also took place in selected towns along the river. At each meeting, commission members met with local partners, stakeholders, and residents, provided updates on matters related to the Corps and Comm During the scheduled time for the public to provide testimony, commission members will hear comments and concerns, as well as any and all ideas and suggestions presented at that time. The Commission and the Corps value the opportunity to hear issues and concerns firsthand through the public hearing process. Interaction with congressional, federal, and state interests, local boards, non-government organizations, and the public is crucial to the decision-making process for the nation's water resources. The Mississippi River Commission brings critical engineering representation to the drainage basin, which impacts 41% of the United States and includes 1.25 million square miles, over 250 tributaries, 31 states, and two Canadian provinces.