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US Army Corps of Engineers
Mississippi Valley Division

  • MRC to travel down Arkansas River

    The largest towboat ever built in the United States, the Motor Vessel Mississippi, is a sight to see. This 241-foot-long workhorse for the Army Corps of Engineers will travel down the Arkansas River Aug. 12-14, and the Corps invites the public to view it as it moves downstream.
  • Mississippi River Commission low-water inspection trip

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River August 15-22, 2014. 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 and hear their concerns, ideas and issues.
  • Mississippi Valley Division gets new Deputy Commander

    Lieutenant Colonel (Promotable) Torrey A. DiCiro assumed the duties of deputy commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi Valley Division, Vicksburg, Miss., on July 9, 2014. He also serves as secretary of the Mississippi River Commission.
  • Mississippi Valley Division gets ready for 2014 Hurricane Season

    Hurricanes happen about 40 to 50 times worldwide each year and this year’s North and Central American season started June 1. History shows that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. This year, the Mississippi Valley Division will conduct an interagency hurricane rehearsal to practice its response and recovery activities should a hurricane strike Louisiana and/or Mississippi.
  • Mississippi Valley Division Awards Day

    The Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, held its annual awards ceremony June 5, 2014.
  • Kem appointed to Mississippi River Commission

    Brigadier General John S. Kem has been appointed by President Obama to serve on the Mississippi River Commission. Brig. Gen. Kem serves as the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division, a position he has held since July 2013.
  • 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 7-11, 2014. 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 and hear their concerns, ideas and issues.
  • President's 2015 Civil Works Budget for Mississippi Valley Division focuses on improving nation’s economic growth

    The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2015 has been released and included $825 million in funding for the civil works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division.
  • MEDIA ADVISORY - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal 2015 Civil Works budget press conference scheduled

    The United States Army Corps of Engineers’ press conference to release details of President Obama’s Fiscal 2015 Budget for the Army’s Civil Works program is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • FEMA Accredits Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS)

    Yesterday, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) accredited the greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS). The federal levee system will be represented on the new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) as reducing risk within Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Charles and Plaquemines parishes.