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Archive: December, 2015
  • Corps of Engineers to begin Phase II floodfight efforts

    MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 30, 2015 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) initiated Phase II floodfighting this morning due to high river stages on the Mississippi and St. Francis Rivers. The area of current or possible flooding is located in the northern portion of the Memphis District in the Charleston (Missouri) Area, Reelfoot-Obion (Kentucky) Area, Cairo (Illinois) Area on the Lower Mississippi River and the Upper St. Francis Area on the St. Francis River. The lands likely to be affected by the forecasted high water on the Lower Mississippi River are located in and around the communities of Cairo, Ill., Cape Girardeau, New Madrid and Scott City, Mo., Wickliffe, Ky., and Tiptonville, Tenn. On the St. Francis River the areas of Wappapello and Fisk, Mo., are likely to be affected.
  • Major flooding threatens Mississippi River Valley, Army Corps flood fighters fully engaged

    VICKSBURG, Miss., December 29, 2015 – The Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, fully activated its flood fighting emergency management operations for the Rock Island, St. Louis, Memphis, Vicksburg and New Orleans districts to manage rapidly rising water levels on the Mississippi River and several tributaries, with the highest Mississippi River levels since the Great Flood of 2011.