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Teamwork and Technology: Game changers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Navigation, flood risk management, recreation, hydropower, environmental stewardship, and emergency response are facets of what we do at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mississippi Valley Division. Teamwork is the cohesive bond which unites the Corps. Whether it be engineering solutions or disaster response. This year’s hurricane season tested the USACE’s mission set of supporting the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. The Corps assists FEMA’s emergency support function #3 (ESF-3) mission by providing services, technical assistance, engineering expertise, construction management and other support functions to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters or incidents. Hurricane Florence in early September provided the conduit for the Corps to come together and provide not only boots-on-the-ground assistance, but to offer their technological expertise. Geographic information systems (GIS) and the USACE’s Modeling, Mapping and Consequences Production Center (MMC) were two entities that the Corps utilized during this year’s hurricane season. [Read More]
Published: Dec-11-18

Lower Mississippi River stages above normal

As 2018 nears closure and the MVD begins planning for 2019, we remain vigilant in monitoring flood stages in the Mississippi River valley. Because of the current higher-than-average river stages, the lower valley will be more susceptible to large rain events throughout the winter. Residents with a vested interest in the Mississippi River valley are asked to monitor river stages over the next three to four months. [Read More]
Published: Nov-16-18

Mississippi Valley Division Awards Day

The Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, held its annual awards ceremony Sept. 7, 2018, at division headquarters where awards were presented to MVD employees. [Read More]
Published: Sep-07-18

Mississippi River Commission schedules low-water inspection trip

The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River Aug. 20-24. Four public meetings are scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in select towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. [Read More]
Published: Jul-18-18

Mississippi River Commission member pins second star

Mississippi River Commission member, Brig. Gen. Mark R. Toy, was promoted to the rank of major general by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General and 54th Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite July 11 in a ceremony held at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California. [Read More]
Published: Jul-13-18

Reeder sworn in as Mississippi River Commission member

VICKSBURG, MISS. – James A. Reeder was sworn in as a member of the Mississippi River Commission at the commission’s headquarters in Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 11. Mississippi River Commission President Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser administered the oath of office during Reeder’s visit. [Read More]
Published: Jul-11-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2018 Civil Works Appropriations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) work plan for the Army Civil Works program on Thursday, June 7. [Read More]
Published: Jun-11-18

USACE Opens Updated National Levee Database

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today opened the updated National Levee Database (NLD) for public access. The NLD is a living, dynamic information source that provides visualization and search capability on the location and condition of levee systems nationwide. [Read More]
Published: Jun-05-18

President Trump appoints Reeder as Mississippi River Commission member

President Donald Trump appointed James A. Reeder as a member of the Mississippi River Commission May 17, 2018. Commission appointments are nominated by the President of the United States and vetted by the U.S. Senate. [Read More]
Published: May-24-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers identifies additional short-term natural disaster recovery activities

Washington (May 21, 2018) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today additional work that it will accomplish with funding provided in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018. [Read More]
Published: May-21-18
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