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Archive: 2015
  • Corps of Engineers begins Phase I floodfight in Charleston and Cairo Sectors

    MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 19, 2015 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) initiated Phase I floodfighting this morning due to high river stages on the Upper Mississippi River. The area of current or possible flooding is located in the northern portion of the Memphis District in the Charleston (Missouri) and Cairo (Illinois) Sectors. The lands likely to be affected by the forecasted high water are located in and around the communities of Cape Girardeau, Scott City, Chaffee and Commerce, Mo. Floodfight personnel will also be active in the community of Cairo, Ill., due to the high water on the Mississippi River. The Ohio River is currently below floodfight activation stages but will rise above flood stage.
  • Corps of Engineers releases final Mississippi River Resource Assessment report

    MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 21, 2015 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today released the Final Assessment Report of the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment. This report addresses habitat, recreation and information needs on the Lower Mississippi River.
  • Corps of Engineers invites public aboard largest diesel towboat on Mississippi River

    MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 13, 2015 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District will offer the public two opportunities to tour the largest diesel towboat operating on the Mississippi River. The tours are offered to the public at no cost.
  • Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

    VICKSBURG, Miss., March 3, 2015 -- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct the Memphis District portion of its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River March 23-24, 2015. Two public meetings in the Memphis District have been 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.
  • Belk reassigned to Washington, D.C.

    VICKSBURG, MISS., February 9, 2015 – Mr. Edward E. Belk, Jr., is being reassigned by the Secretary of the Army from the position of director of Programs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division and the Mississippi River Commission in Vicksburg, Miss., to the position of chief of the Operations and Regulatory Community of Practice within the Directorate of Civil Works at Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C., effective April 5, 2015.