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Archive: 2023
  • New Madrid Boat Ramp Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    WHAT: New Madrid Boat Ramp Ribbon Cutting Ceremony WHO: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District WHEN: Thursday, December 14 at 1:00 PM CT
  • USACE Memphis to christen $25.5M bank grading unit May 2nd

    The Memphis District is holding a Christening Ceremony, May 2 at 1:30 PM CT, to celebrate and welcome its new Bank Grading Unit, Grader 1, a $25.5 million Seatrax model constructed to replace the districts legacy model, a 1949 vintage Bucyrus-Erie barge-mounted dragline. Grader 1 is also the first and newest addition to the Regional Channel Improvement Fleet.
  • Memphis District retires legacy grader, replaces with new, faster, more efficient model

    The Memphis District officially welcomed a new, $25.5 million Bank Grading Unit (BGU), April 11, 2023, when it docked at its new home port at Ensley Engineer Yard in Memphis, Tennessee. Constructed in three years, the new BGU is replacing the district’s legacy bank grader, and with nearly 75 years of operations in the books, it’s safe to say the 1949 barge-mounted Bucyrus-Erie dragline model is ready for retirement.
  • Mississippi River Commission prepares for spring high-water inspection trip

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual spring high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River, March 27- 31, 2023. The Commission will host public meetings in select towns along the Mississippi River, with commission members meeting with local partners, stakeholders, and residents. Members will listen to public concerns, ideas, and issues during each meeting.
  • Corps begins Phase I floodfight activities on the White River near Georgetown, Des Arc

    The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has begun Phase I floodfight activities along the White River in Arkansas due to high river stages. The area of current or possible flooding is located in the White River (Arkansas) Floodfight Area. Communities that may be affected include Georgetown and Des Arc, Arkansas.