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Corps asks for public comments on Mississippi River study

Published June 5, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 5, 2013 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, today released the Assessment of Information Needed for River Related Management, the first report authorized by the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment. This report will address gaps in current information related to sediment, water quality, data storage and availability, and tributary management.

This assessment is the first of three to be completed under the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment. A recreation needs assessment and a natural resource habitat needs assessment are to follow. These three assessments will be combined into a comprehensive plan to guide management of the Lower Mississippi River.

The investigation was authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 2000. The Nature Conservancy – Great Rivers Partnership is the lead study sponsor. Other partners include the Mississippi River Corridor-TN, National Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy chapters in Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, the Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee, Delta Wildlife and Wildlife Mississippi.

The report is available at or by contacting Marsha Raus at 901-544-3455 or via email at
Jim Pogue

Release no. 13-06