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Memphis’ dredge Hurley plays critical role in Corps’ low water operations

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 18, 2012 – As part of the regional team working to keep the Mississippi River open for commerce during unprecedented low water conditions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dustpan Dredge Hurley is currently operating near Uncle Joe Light, river mile 42.5, on the Upper Mississippi River. [Read More]
Published: Dec-18-12

Corps of Engineers to sign agreement with six Native American Indian Tribes in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 16, 2012 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will sign an important agreement with representatives of six federally recognized American Indian Tribes on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Clifford Davis – Odell Horton Federal Building. [Read More]
Published: Nov-16-12

Corps of Engineers to celebrate 130 years of service in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 9, 2012 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will celebrate its 130th year of service in Memphis with a ceremony on Oct. 11, beginning at 11 a.m. on the ground floor of the Clifford Davis – Odell Horton Federal Building, 167 N. Main St., in downtown Memphis. [Read More]
Published: Oct-09-12

Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment open house scheduled in Baton Rouge

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 5, 2012 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in conjunction with other project partners, will hold an information open house on the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment (LMRRA) on Tues., Sept. 13, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Noland Laborde Hall in the Lod Cook Alumni Center, 3848 W. Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, La. [Read More]
Published: Sep-05-12

Memphis Corps of Engineers prepares to respond if hurricane strikes Louisiana

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 27, 2012 – In anticipation of Hurricane Isaac making landfall along the north-central Gulf Coast near New Orleans, the Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has begun preparations to support hurricane response operations. [Read More]
Published: Aug-27-12

Public meeting scheduled for Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 21, 2012 – A public meeting is scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI within the Corps’ Memphis District so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. [Read More]
Published: Aug-21-12

Corps of Engineers - Coast Guard caution exposed river sandbars unsafe

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 16, 2012 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Coast Guard advise residents to exercise caution regarding sandbars exposed by the extremely low water on the Mississippi River. [Read More]
Published: Aug-16-12

Corps of Engineers working with others to keep Mississippi River open for navigation during drought

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 25, 2012 – As the Lower Mississippi River approaches near-record low stages, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to keep this most vital of America’s waterways safe and reliable for navigation. [Read More]
Published: Jul-25-12

Corps of Engineers to proceed with full restoration of Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway by end of 2012

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 24, 2012 – The Mississippi River Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are moving forward with full restoration of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway mainline levee to its authorized pre-2011 flood level by the end of this year … December 2012. [Read More]
Published: Jul-24-12

Low Water plans may require permits from some industries and facilities along Mississippi River

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 11, 2012 – During the 2012 spring and summer months the Mid-south has experienced below normal rainfall. Further, the Mississippi River is projected to reach low water conditions that may negatively affect some operations at facilities and industries along the Mississippi River. [Read More]
Published: Jul-11-12
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