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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases last of three Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment reports

Published Nov. 12, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 12, 2014 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, today released the Assessment of Natural Resource Habitat Needs, the third report authorized by the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment. This report addresses habitat on the Lower Mississippi River and the need for restoration.

            This assessment is the last of three to be completed under the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment. An information needs assessment was completed in 2013 and a recreations needs assessment was released for public review earlier this year. These three assessments will be combined into a comprehensive plan to guide management of the Lower Mississippi River which is scheduled to be released for public review in early 2015.

            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, and the Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee.

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




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