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January, 2016

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