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Scientific Panel Finds River Diversions for Restoring Louisiana Wetlands Will Require Sediments, Scientific Guidance

An independent technical panel reported March 11, 2013, in a newly concluded study, that existing Mississippi River freshwater diversions have not slowed the ongoing loss of Louisiana’s wetlands and that restoration of Louisiana wetlands may only be possible through significant inputs of sediment via large scale sediment diversions. The panel was organized by NOAA and the Louisiana Coastal Area Science and Technology Office in 2011. [Read More]
Published: Mar-11-13

2011 Mississippi River Flood Report now available

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, has just released two 2011 post flood evaluation documents: The Mississippi River & Tributaries 2011 Post Flood Report and Room for the River. [Read More]
Published: Feb-25-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct visitor surveys at recreation areas beginning this spring

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will conduct visitor surveys this spring and summer at more than 30 of its lake sites nationwide. Beginning in late March and continuing through September 2013, visitors exiting USACE-managed recreation facilities will be asked about their length of stay and overall experience. Participation in the survey is voluntary. [Read More]
Published: Feb-19-13

Recent rainfall provides improved outlook for Mississippi River navigation

Recent weather events across the Mississippi Valley will ensure continuing navigation on the Mississippi River through mid-February, even if no additional rain falls between now and Feb. 15. [Read More]
Published: Jan-18-13

Dredges move mountains of sand, keep navigation channel open

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deployed as many as 25 dredges during the past nine months to maintain the Mississippi River’s navigation channel and re-open sand-choked harbors between St. Louis and the Gulf of Mexico in response to one of our nation’s most severe droughts. [Read More]
Published: Jan-18-13

Critical rock removal work progressing efficiently resulting in open channel

The first phase of the most critical rock removal work on the Mississippi River near Thebes, Ill., has been completed ahead of schedule, providing mariners with additional depth in the navigation channel. [Read More]
Published: Jan-14-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works with navigation industry, Coast Guard to continue drought fight

A long term, multi-pronged low-water campaign by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the navigation industry and the U.S. Coast Guard is successfully keeping the Mississippi River channel between Cairo, Ill., and St. Louis Mo., open for commercial barge traffic. [Read More]
Published: Jan-11-13

Corps’ officials meet with Illinois leaders to discuss low water operations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division Commander Maj. Gen. John Peabody and St. Louis District Commander Col. Chris Hall met with state and local representatives yesterday in Alton, Ill., to discuss current and future actions the Corps will take to maintain a safe and reliable navigation channel during low water. [Read More]
Published: Dec-18-12

Corps of Engineers accelerates water removal mission, work progressing at critical sites

As part of the Federal government’s unified national response to Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-led joint dewatering task force is executing pumping operations with state and federal partners at six flooded mass transit sites in response to the $20 million mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). [Read More]
Published: Nov-04-12

Corps of Engineers making substantial progress with water removal mission

As part of the national response framework for Hurricane Sandy, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues to work day and night with state and federal partners to remove water from New York City’s mass transportation system. [Read More]
Published: Nov-03-12
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