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ROCK ISLAND DISTRICT - Corps of Engineers Taking Public Comment on Draft Saylorville Lake Master Plan and Environmental Assessment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, asks the public to provide comment on the FINAL DRAFT of the Saylorville Lake Master Plan and Environmental Assessment. The master plan, which was last updated in 1984, conceptually establishes and guides the orderly development, administration, maintenance, preservation, enhancement, and management of all natural, cultural, and recreational resources of a Corps of Engineers water resource project.
Published: 11/20/2014

ST. PAUL DISTRICT - Mother Nature closes another navigation season on the Upper Mississippi River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, locked the last tow of the season for the St. Paul, Minn., area today, Nov. 20, because ice conditions on the Mississippi River are becoming difficult for vessels to navigate.
Published: 11/20/2014

MEMPHIS DISTRICT - Corps will complete Fair Landing channel improvement work on schedule

Northbound and southbound vessels will have unrestricted movement through the narrowest portion of the river at Fair Landing around the clock when work is completed Monday, 17 November. Work will then move to a wider section of the river at Fair Landing and resume the next day. The new work site will not cause daytime restrictions to the normal one-way traffic flow through the narrow Fair Landing location. The mat sinking unit will not work this weekend (Nov. 15-16).
Published: 11/14/2014

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Wider channel provides unrestricted daytime northbound transit at Fair Landing

Northbound commerce with as many as 49 barges moved through the restricted portion of the river at Fair Landing during daylight hours. This helps speed the clearing of the daily queue and reduces the wait time for southbound vessels. Work is also proceeding well in the narrowest reach of the restricted area and the Corps expects normal, unrestricted one-way traffic to resume after Monday, November 17, when the mat sinking unit completes its work in the narrow section and moves to a wider section of Fair Landing.
Published: 11/13/2014

River repairs will help commerce on the Mississippi River system

River repairs to severe bank scours along the Mississippi River at Fair Landing will lead to enduring improvements to the vital commercial artery. The narrow bend along this reach of the river now passes one-way traffic under normal conditions, the ongoing repairs and future improvement work will allow two-way traffic to pass.
Published: 11/10/2014

Regular dialogue with the navigation industry continues to keep commerce moving on the Mississippi River system

Near constant communication between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the navigation industry and the U.S. Coast Guard is allowing commercial barge traffic to safely pass a restricted section of the lower Mississippi River (miles 632–635) near Fair Landing, Ark., and 30 miles south of Helena, Ark., with most delays less than 10 hours.
Published: 11/10/2014