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  • MEDIA ALERT: Dyer and Lake County, Mississippi River Commission, and Corps of Engineers to break ground on levee restoration project

    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 155.  The Corps will begin project work on July 1, 2019 and plans to complete it by Dec. 1, 2021. Full funding for the project comes from the federal government through the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project. Local sponsors for the project are Lake County, the Lake County Levee and Drainage District, Dyer County, and the Dyer County Levee and Drainage District No. 1.
  • Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River, April 8-12, 2019.
  • Corps of Engineers continues floodfight on Mississippi River

    MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 19, 2019 – More than 100 employees working in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Memphis District have been continuously involved in a floodfight on the Lower Mississippi River and its tributaries since Feb. 8. While Memphis is home to most of these men and women, additional personnel from USACE offices across the nation have augmented their numbers.
  • Farrenburg Levee cofferdam in good shape, protecting New Madrid from flood waters

    On Feb. 26, the Mississippi River Commission toured flood control works in southern Illinois, west Tennessee, and the Missouri Bootheel. The tour included a stop at the Farrenburg Levee Renovation Project site in New Madrid, Missouri, where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has installed a cofferdam. The commission inspected the cofferdam’s integrity and function along with St. Johns Levee and Drainage District representatives, representatives from Senators Blunt and Hawley’s offices, representatives from Congressman Jason Smith’s office, City of New Madrid officials, and representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District. The group’s consensus is the cofferdam is functioning well.
  • Corps of Engineers activates additional Phase II flood fight efforts in areas south of Memphis

    The Memphis District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is currently in a Phase II flood fight on the Mississippi River in the Helena area in Arkansas and the Clarksdale area in Mississippi.