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Recent rainfall provides improved outlook for Mississippi River navigation

VICKSBURG, MISS., January 18, 2013 – Recent weather events across the Mississippi Valley will ensure continuing navigation on the Mississippi River through mid-February, even if no additional rain falls between now and Feb. 15. [Read More]
Published: Jan-18-13

Dredges move mountains of sand, keep navigation channel open

VICKSBURG, MISS., January 17, 2013 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deployed as many as 25 dredges during the past nine months to maintain the Mississippi River’s navigation channel and re-open sand-choked harbors between St. Louis and the Gulf of Mexico in response to one of our nation’s most severe droughts. [Read More]
Published: Jan-17-13

Critical rock removal work progressing efficiently resulting in open channel

ST. LOUIS. MO., January 13, 2013 – The first phase of the most critical rock removal work on the Mississippi River near Thebes, Ill., has been completed ahead of schedule, providing mariners with additional depth in the navigation channel. [Read More]
Published: Jan-13-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works with navigation industry, Coast Guard to continue drought fight

VICKSBURG, MISS., January 11, 2013 – A long term, multi-pronged low-water campaign by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the navigation industry and the U.S. Coast Guard is successfully keeping the Mississippi River channel between Cairo, Ill., and St. Louis Mo., open for commercial barge traffic. [Read More]
Published: Jan-11-13