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President Trump appoints Reeder as Mississippi River Commission member

President Donald Trump appointed James A. Reeder as a member of the Mississippi River Commission May 17, 2018. Commission appointments are nominated by the President of the United States and vetted by the U.S. Senate. [Read More]
Published: May-24-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers identifies additional short-term natural disaster recovery activities

Washington (May 21, 2018) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today additional work that it will accomplish with funding provided in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018. [Read More]
Published: May-21-18

Mississippi River Commission Schedules High-Water Inspection Trip

The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River April 16-20, 2018. [Read More]
Published: Apr-04-18

Corps to open Bonnet Carré Spillway

VICKSBURG, Miss. – Heavy rain in the Mississippi Valley is necessitating the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, March 8. [Read More]
Published: Mar-06-18

High Water in the Mississippi River Valley

VICKSBURG, Miss., – The Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is working alongside local, state and other federal agencies to help address and minimize flooding due to heavy rains on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers and their principal tributaries. Four of MVD’s six districts – Rock Island District, Memphis District, Vicksburg District and New Orleans District – and division headquarters have activated their emergency operations centers to monitor and respond to the rising water. [Read More]
Published: Feb-27-18

Corps supports administration's infrastructure initiative

Washington (Feb. 12, 2018) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fully supports the administration’s Infrastructure Initiative that was announced today to address the needs of the nation’s infrastructure. [Read More]
Published: Feb-13-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publishes request for proposals for beneficial use of dredged materials

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today published in the Federal Register its request for proposals for beneficial use of dredged material pilot projects pursuant to Section 1122 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, Beneficial Use of Dredged Material. [Read More]
Published: Feb-09-18

President Trump Appoints Kaiser, Owen to Mississippi River Commission

President Donald Trump recently appointed Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser as the president of the Mississippi River Commission and Col. Paul E. Owen as a member of the commission. Commission appointments are nominated by the President of the U.S. and vetted by the U.S. Senate. [Read More]
Published: Nov-15-17

Change of Command for Mississippi Valley Division

Maj. Gen. Michael C. Wehr will transfer command of the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser in a formal change of command ceremony Sept. 7. The ceremony will be officiated by the Corps' Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite and will take place at 10 a.m. in the Information Technology Laboratory at the Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg. [Read More]
Published: Sep-06-17

Mississippi River Commission Schedules Low-Water Inspection Trip

The Mississippi River Commission (MRC) will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River Aug. 7-18, 2017. Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents to hear their concerns, ideas and issues. [Read More]
Published: Aug-01-17
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