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Mississippi River Commission Schedules High-Water Inspection Trip

VICKSBURG, Miss., April 4, 2018 -- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct the Memphis District portion of its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River April 16-17, 2018. Two public meetings in the Memphis District are scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in selected 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. The meeting places, dates and times are as follows: • April 16 9 a.m. New Madrid, Missouri (City Front) • April 17 9 a.m. Memphis, Tennessee (Beale Street Landing) [Read More]
Published: Apr-09-18

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. [Read More]
Published: Mar-26-18

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 [Read More]
Published: Mar-16-18

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. [Read More]
Published: Mar-12-18

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. [Read More]
Published: Feb-27-18

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. [Read More]
Published: Feb-27-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supports the administration’s Infrastructure Initiative

Washington (February 12, 2018) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fully supports the administration’s Infrastructure Initiative that was announced today to address the needs of the nation’s infrastructure. [Read More]
Published: Feb-13-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publishes request for proposals for beneficial use of dredged materials

Washington (February 9, 2018) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today published in the Federal [Read More]
Published: Feb-09-18

Thomas Mercer is the new Memphis District Small Business Program Manager

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 6, 2018 – Thomas E. Mercer is the new Small Business Program Manager for the [Read More]
Published: Feb-06-18

New Caruthersville office Area Engineer

Daimon McNew is the new Area Engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District’s Caruthersville, Mo. Area Office. [Read More]
Published: Nov-08-17
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