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Mississippi Valley Division schedules Industry Day

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, is conducting an Industry Day to address specific topics regarding stone supply, delivery and placement within the Mississippi River. [Read More]
Published: Aug-10-16

Mr. Jim Bodron selected to Senior Executive Service

Mr. James A. Bodron, P.E., was recently selected by Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning as the newest member of the Senior Executive Service. [Read More]
Published: Jul-27-16

Division Awards Day

June 27, 2016 -- VICKSBURG,MISS. -- The Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, held its annual awards ceremony today where the following awards were presented: [Read More]
Published: Jun-27-16

WASHINGTON - Army Corps of Engineers announces proposal to renew and revise nationwide permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it has prepared its proposal to renew and revise 50 nationwide permits for work in wetlands and other waters that are regulated by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. In addition, USACE will propose to issue two new nationwide permits that pertain to authorizing the removal of low-head dams and the construction and maintenance of living shorelines. [Read More]
Published: May-23-16

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 11-15, 2016. [Read More]
Published: Mar-22-16

WASHINGTON - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2016 Civil Works Appropriations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) yesterday delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 2016) work plan for the Army Civil Works program. [Read More]
Published: Feb-09-16

President Obama appoints Hill as Mississippi River Commission member

President Barack Obama recently appointed Brigadier General David C. Hill as member of the Mississippi River Commission. MRC appointments are nominated by the President of the United States and vetted by the U.S. Senate. [Read More]
Published: Jan-13-16

Mississippi River and Tributaries System efficiently passing flood crest, operation of Morganza Floodway is not required

Based on current Mississippi River forecasts by the National Weather Service and hydraulic modeling, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not anticipate operating the Morganza Control Structure during this high-water event. [Read More]
Published: Jan-11-16

Corps continues to fight Mississippi River flooding, crest moving south from Cairo

Almost 300 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel from throughout the Mississippi Valley Division are continuing to combat flooding from high Mississippi River levels as the river crested January 3 at 56 feet on the Cairo gage. Public safety is the Corps number one priority, and as record-breaking river levels recede on the upper Mississippi and its tributaries, flood fighters remain vigilant around the clock to rapidly respond to trouble spots. [Read More]
Published: Jan-04-16