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The February 2016 issue of the Open Channels publication is now available for viewing.
Read the February 2016 issue of Open Channels
The February 2016 issue of the Open Channels publication is now available for viewing.
Garry McMichael, The Jacoby Arts Center, Corps of Engineers (Rivers Project) and the Audubon Center at Riverlands have partnered to bring a juried photo exhibit to the Mississippi River.

The exhibit will be featured at the Jacoby Arts Center, the Corps National Great Rivers Museum and the Audubon Center at Riverlands from April 25 thru June 18. Following the closing on June 18, the exhibit will then travel to various locations along the river corridor. The deadline for submissions is February 17. (Photo is of the Mississippi River by Robert J. Hurt)
The Corps and its partners announce juried photo exhibition of the Mississippi River
Garry McMichael, The Jacoby Arts Center, Corps of Engineers (Rivers Project) and the Audubon Center at Riverlands have partnered to bring a juried photo exhibit to the Mississippi River. The exhibit will be featured at the Jacoby Arts Center, the Corps National Great Rivers Museum and the Audubon Center at Riverlands from April 25 thru June 18. Following the closing on June 18, the exhibit will then travel to various locations along the river corridor. The deadline for submissions is February 17. (Photo is of the Mississippi River by Robert J. Hurt)
Every year tens of thousands of people flock to the Mississippi River to take part in Bald Eagle Watches. They have come to catch a glimpse, perhaps for the first time, of our national symbol. Don't miss out on your opportunity to see one up close!
2016 St. Louis District Eagle Events
Every year tens of thousands of people flock to the Mississippi River to take part in Bald Eagle Watches. They have come to catch a glimpse, perhaps for the first time, of our national symbol. Don't miss out on your opportunity to see one up close!

Latest Stories

NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT - Corps deactivates Phase II Flood Fight

Water levels along the Mississippi River continue to drop, prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deactivate the Phase II Flood Fight. Phase I procedures will continue until the river at the Carrollton gauge falls below 11 feet.
Published: 2/1/2016

ROCK ISLAND DISTRICT - Volunteers Needed at Corps of Engineers Parks

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project is seeking volunteers to fill positions in parks located along the Mississippi River in Thomson, IL, Hampton, IL and Rock Island, IL. The volunteer positions will run from May through October 2016.
Published: 1/30/2016

ST. LOUIS DISTRICT - Eagle Watch Event at Carlyle Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the Case-Halstead Library in Carlyle, IL will be hosting an Eagle Watch on Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 1p.m at the library.
Published: 1/26/2016

Latest News Releases

President Obama appoints Hill as Mississippi River Commission member

President Barack Obama recently appointed Brigadier General David C. Hill as member of the Mississippi River Commission. MRC appointments are nominated by the President of the United States and vetted by the U.S. Senate.
Published: 1/13/2016

Mississippi River and Tributaries System efficiently passing flood crest, operation of Morganza Floodway is not required

Based on current Mississippi River forecasts by the National Weather Service and hydraulic modeling, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not anticipate operating the Morganza Control Structure during this high-water event.
Published: 1/11/2016

Corps continues to fight Mississippi River flooding, crest moving south from Cairo

Almost 300 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel from throughout the Mississippi Valley Division are continuing to combat flooding from high Mississippi River levels as the river crested January 3 at 56 feet on the Cairo gage. Public safety is the Corps number one priority, and as record-breaking river levels recede on the upper Mississippi and its tributaries, flood fighters remain vigilant around the clock to rapidly respond to trouble spots.
Published: 1/4/2016

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