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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. [Read More]
Published: Nov-13-14

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. [Read More]
Published: Nov-10-14

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. [Read More]
Published: Nov-10-14

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