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Mississippi River Commission cancels Upper Mississippi River portion of low water inspection trip but still plans to conduct Lower Mississippi River portion
Due to the rising cases of COVID, the Mississippi River Commission (MRC) has canceled the Upper Mississippi River portion of its annual low water inspection trip on board the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI, which was scheduled for August 15-20, 2021. The health and safety for people is a priority during this critical time in our nation. The MRC still intends to conduct the Lower Mississippi River portion of the low water inspection trip and public hearings scheduled for August 22-27, 2021. Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in select towns along the river.
Corps announces temporary closure at Hastings lock and dam to replace nearly 80-year-old gates
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will have four temporary closure periods at Lock and Dam 2 in Hastings, Minnesota, from July 20-29, to replace the lock chamber’s miter gates.
Corps of Engineers to host Lock and Dam 4 open house
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting an open house at Lock and Dam 4, in Alma, Wisconsin, Saturday, July 31, to coincide with the city’s Swiss Heritage Days.
USACE Vicksburg District holds Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony, begins revetment season
VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District held a “Blessing of the Fleet” ceremony July 12 to commemorate the deployment of the district’s Mat Sinking Unit and the official start of revetment season.