Memphis District Navigable Waters

Navigable Waters within the Memphis District

Waterway State Head of Navigation Miles above Mouth
Bayou LaGrue AR LaGrue Spring 12
Blackfish Bayou AR Mouth of 15-Mile Bayou 6
Forked Deer River TN Junction of North & South Forks 25
North Fork Forked Deer River TN Dyersburg, TN 6
South Fork Forked Deer River TN Jackson, TN 94
Hatchie River TN Bolivar, TN 140
L'Anguille River AR Marianna, AR 8.8
Little River AR Marked Tree, AR 2
Mississippi River AR, MS,
Not in MVM (Bemidji, MN) 599 to 954
Obion River TN Obion, TN 69.1
St. Francis River AR-MO Wappapello, MO 338
Tyronza River AR Two miles above the cutoff of Big Creek 22
White River AR-MO Newport, AR 255
Wolf River TN Memphis (Raleigh), TN 15
Roc Roe Bayou AR   Entire Length

Improving Navigable Waters

Since the US Congress first appropriated money in 1824 to improve navigation on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers by removing sandbars, snags, and other obstacles, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has been responsible for the development and maintenance of navigable inland and coastal waterways, ports, and harbors throughout the United States. Safe, reliable, efficient, and environmentally sustainable waterborne transportation systems are a major means of commercial transportation. In addition, they are important to recreation and integral to national defense.

To accomplish these responsibilities, USACE staff collect, store, visualize, analyze, and distribute huge amounts of navigation-related data. The Navigation Data Integration Framework (NDIF), which forms the basis of the USACE Navigation Portal, is an effort to establish a detailed methodology to link data and tools across the Navigation Business line and make them easily available to our stakeholders.