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US Army Corps of Engineers
Mississippi Valley Division

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Mississippi Valley Division


Mississippi River Commission schedules low-water inspection trip
The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River, Aug. 19-23, 2019....
Change of Command for Mississippi Valley Division
Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser will transfer command of the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), to Maj. Gen. R. Mark Toy in a formal change of command ceremony, July...
Army Corps of Engineers promotes water safety this summer season
Summer is almost here and that means millions of Americans will be planning visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers. As the steward of many of these public waters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...


Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser, Mississippi River Commission president, opens the Memphis public hearing, April 9, 2019, by sharing a historical Fisk map which shows the movement of the Mississippi River over time.
Mississippi River Commission members participate in a groundbreaking for the Miston-Ridgely Levee Restoration and Berm Project , April 8, 2019, in Ridgely, Tennessee.
Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division commander, speaks with Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Daniel Dailey, the Army's highest ranking enlisted Soldier, during a site visit to the Mat Sinking Unit July 24, 2018.
Mississippi River Commission member, Brig. Gen. Mark R. Toy, was promoted to the rank of major general by Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, U.S.Army Corps of Engineers commanding general and 54th chief of engineers, July 11, 2018, in a ceremony held at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California.(Submitted photo)
Brazilian Army Gen. Claudio C. Moura, four-star chief of the Brazilian Army's Department of Engineering and Construction, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division Commander Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser visit at the MVD headquarters in Vicksburg, Miss., July 10, 2018
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division's Executive Assistant Charles Camillo, Deputy Commander Col. Richard Pannell, Commander Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser, and Director of Regional Business Directorate Thomas Holden stand with Brazilian Army Department of Engineering and Construction members, Col. Marcos Pecanha da Cruz, Col. Alexandre Nogueira, and Gen. Claudio Moura, along with Brazilian Army Maj. Daniel Gaspar, with the USACE Engineer Research and Development Center, at the MVD headquarters in Vicksburg, Miss., July 10, 2018.
Mississippi River Commission President Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser administers the oath of office to James A. Reeder at the MRC headquarters in Vicksburg, Miss., July 11, 2018.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division holds an Interagency Hurricane Table-Top Exercise in Vicksburg, Miss., June 14, 2018.
Bill Frederick, USACE - MVD meteorologist, receives award.
President Donald Trump appointed Kaiser as president of the Mississippi River Commission and Owen as a member of the commission in November. Commission appointments are nominated by the President of the United States and vetted by the U.S. Senate. 

Kaiser is commander and division engineer of the Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, headquartered in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Owen is commander and division engineer of the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. 

In addition to Kaiser and Owen, the current Mississippi River Commission is comprised of the following members: the Honorable Sam E. Angel, a civilian member from Lake Village, Arkansas; the Honorable R.D. James, a civil engineer from New Madrid, Missouri; the Honorable Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., a civil engineer from Metairie, Louisiana; Rear Adm. Shepard Smith, director, Office of Coast Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Silver Spring, Maryland; and Brig. Gen. Mark Toy, commanding general of Great Lakes and Ohio River Division headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Since 1879, the seven-member Presidentially appointed Mississippi River Commission has developed and matured plans for the general improvement of the Mississippi River from the Head of Passes to the Headwaters. The Mississippi River Commission brings critical engineering representation to the drainage basin, which impacts 41 percent of the United States and includes 1.25 million square miles, over 250 tributaries, 31 states and 2 Canadian provinces.


The USACE is preparing a supplemental environmental impact statement to address the impacts associated with the construction of remaining authorized work on the Mississippi River Mainline Levees (MRL) feature of the Mississippi River & Tributaries (MR&T) project.  The MRL is one of the major features of the MR&T Project used to provide comprehensive flood damage control, protection, and risk reduction from the Project Design Flood in the alluvial valley beginning at Cape Girardeau, Missouri to the Head of Passes, Louisiana.    

Click here for more information on the MRL SEISII, Notice of Intent and public scoping meetings.