Mississippi River Commission prepares for spring high-water inspection trip

Mississippi Valley Division
Published March 20, 2023
Updated: March 20, 2023

The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual spring high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River, March 27- 31, 2023. The Commission will host four public meetings onboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in towns along the river, with its members meeting with local partners, stakeholders and residents hearing their concerns, ideas and issues. The meeting dates, times and locations are as follows:

March 27 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cairo, IL – City Front
March 28 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Memphis, TN – Beale Street Landing
March 29 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Greenville, MS – City Front
March 31 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. New Orleans, LA – New Orleans District Dock

At this time, all DoD- mandated COVID safety protocols from recent trips are no longer in place. Please monitor the District or MRC webpages and social media for guidance as we move closer to the forementioned dates.

All meetings will be open to the public with the agenda below:

1.Summary report by the President of the Commission on national and regional issuesaffecting the Army Corps of Engineers and Commission programs and projects on theMississippi and its tributaries.
2.District Commander’s overview for the Commission on current project issues in therespective area.
3.Presentations to the Commission by local organizations and members of the public withviews or comments on any issue affecting the programs or projects of the Commission andthe Corps of Engineers.

Testimony will be accepted for the record until 5:00 p.m., March 31.

For more information, contact the MRC administrative officer at 601-634-5768 or email contact-MRC@usace.army.mil.

Established by Congress in 1879, the MRC is headquartered in Vicksburg. It provides water resources engineering direction and policy advice to the Administration, Congress and the Army in a
drainage basin covering 41 percent of the United States and parts of two Canadian provinces by overseeing the planning and reporting on the improvements on the Mississippi River. In its current capacity, the MRC is charged with prosecuting the Mississippi River and Tributaries project that was authorized through the historic 1928 Flood Control Act.


Release no. 23-002