• 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.