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Lower Mississippi River stages above normal

As 2018 nears closure and the MVD begins planning for 2019, we remain vigilant in monitoring flood stages in the Mississippi River valley. Because of the current higher-than-average river stages, the lower valley will be more susceptible to large rain events throughout the winter. Residents with a vested interest in the Mississippi River valley are asked to monitor river stages over the next three to four months. [Read More]
Published: Nov-16-18

Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, Nov. 11 and 12. The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities (group picnic shelters) and events. Other agencies that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage. [Read More]
Published: Nov-05-18

MEDIA ALERT: DeSoto County, Corps of Engineers to sign flood risk management study agreement

Who: DeSoto County Board of Supervisors (Chairman Mark Gardner, District 2 Supervisor) and Memphis [Read More]
Published: Sep-20-18

MEDIA ALERT: Port Commission, Corps of Engineers to cut ribbon marking completion of new flood protection features for Presidents Island industrial area

What: Ribbon cutting ceremony to mark completion of 121 relief wells to protect the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Area on Presidents Island from Mississippi River flooding. When: Sept. 18, 2018 at 9 a.m. [Read More]
Published: Sep-14-18

Corps schedules public scoping meetings for Mississippi River mainline levees supplemental environmental impact statement

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will host four public scoping meetings for the preparation of a supplemental environmental impact statement to address the impacts associated with the construction of remaining authorized work on the Mississippi River mainline levees of the Mississippi River and Tributaries project. [Read More]
Published: Aug-24-18

Mississippi River Commission schedules low-water inspection trip

The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River Aug. 20-24. Four public meetings are scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in select 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. [Read More]
Published: Jul-18-18

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
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