• Mississippi River Valley Division prepared for near-normal hurricane season

    Today marks the first official day of the 2023 hurricane season, which runs through Nov. 30. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a near-normal season with a forecast of 12 to 17 total named storms.
  • Mississippi River Commission prepares for low-water inspection trip

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River, Aug. 22 – 26, 2022. Four public meetings are scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in selected towns along the river. Commission members will meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. The meeting dates, times and locations are as follows: • August 22 9:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. Tiptonville, Tenn. (Riverside Park) • August 23 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Memphis, Tenn. (Beale Street Landing) • August 24 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Vicksburg, Miss. (City Front) • August 26 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Morgan City, La. (Port Commission Dock)
  • Auxiliary Lock to open for season at Lock 14

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces the auxiliary lock, located at Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, will open May 27 for recreational boating traffic. Every weekend until Sept. 5, the lock will be open for recreational use on Fridays from 4-10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from Noon-10 p.m. In addition, the auxiliary lock will be open Noon-10 p.m. on the Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day holidays and until midnight on Friday, August 12, to assist recreational boaters attending Tugfest activities and the fireworks display.
  • Corps of Engineers to increase Lake Ashtabula water releases

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, plans to increase water releases over the weekend from Baldhill Dam, near Valley City, North Dakota, this week to maintain storage capacity within Lake Ashtabula.
  • Corps of Engineers to host ribbon cutting at Lake Ashtabula visitor center

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will celebrate the reopening of its newly renovated visitor center at its Lake Ashtabula Dam and Recreation Area, as well as the site’s 70th anniversary, with a ribbon cutting ceremony May 18, at 11 a.m.
  • FREE Boating Safety Classes to be Offered

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will be offering two, free boating safety education classes, May 7 and 14 at the Mississippi River Project Office near Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa. Each class runs from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and is open to anyone 12 years of age or older. Completion of only one of these classes is needed for certification.
  • Traildogs take a bite out of thistle weed at USACE Vicksburg District’s Lake Ouachita

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Lake Ouachita Vista Trail recently saw aesthetic improvements thanks to volunteers.
  • Army Civil Works Studies, Projects and Programs to Be Accomplished with Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding

    The U.S. Army announced today the Civil Works studies, projects and programs that the Corps would implement in Fiscal Year 2022 with the $22.81 billion in supplemental funding provided in two recently enacted laws — the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act; and the 2022 Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.
  • USACE launches temporary roofing pilot program following Hurricane Ida

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Louisiana, recently launched a pilot program to explore temporary roofing options for homes that may otherwise have been disqualified from the USACE Operation Blue Roof program.
  • Corps of Engineers installs final Hurricane Ida blue roof

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed its final blue roof Monday in New Orleans, Louisiana, as part of Operation Blue Roof emergency response for Hurricane Ida.