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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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.