Archive: 2022
  • President appoints newest member to Mississippi River Commission

    President Biden appointed the newest commissioner to the Mississippi River Commission (MRC), Sept. 28. He is the first African American civilian member appointed to the MRC in its 143-year history.
  • Mississippi River Commission prepares for low-water inspection trip

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River, Aug. 22 – 26, 2022. Four public meetings are scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in selected towns along the river. Commission members will meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. The meeting dates, times and locations are as follows: • August 22 9:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. Tiptonville, Tenn. (Riverside Park) • August 23 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Memphis, Tenn. (Beale Street Landing) • August 24 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Vicksburg, Miss. (City Front) • August 26 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Morgan City, La. (Port Commission Dock)
  • Corps seeks comments on updated Pool 6 dredged material management plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released its updated Mississippi River Pool 6 draft dredged material management plan and Environmental Assessment, or EA, today, June 14.
  • St. Tammany feasibility study receives additional time, funding

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, received an exemption for additional time and funding for the St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Feasibility Study to further refine the Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) identified in 2021.
  • UPDATE to Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam closure schedule

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will temporarily close Lindy C. Boggs, Lock and Dam (L&D) to navigation on the Red River during two separate periods, Aug. 30–Sept. 28 to dewater the upstream gate and Oct. 14–Nov. 12 to dewater the downstream gate.
  • $122 Million Allocated for Post-Hurricane Ida Repairs to Grand Isle

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), will undertake $122 million in work to address Hurricane Ida-related damage to the Grand Isle Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction Project.
  • Industry Day opportunity coming soon for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lock and Dam 25 Winfield, Mo. Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, will host an Industry Day June 15 at the OYO Hotel St. Louis Downtown City Center from 8 a.m. – noon to serve as a networking opportunity for contractors and potential contractors to learn more about the Lock and Dam 25 new 1,200-ft. lock project as part of the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program. The event will kick off with a formal welcome and introduction by St. Louis District Commander Col. Kevin Golinghorst at 8 a.m. Following opening remarks, officials from the St. Louis District will discuss upcoming contracting opportunities for this expansion project.
  • Mississippi Valley Division is ready for an active hurricane season

    Today marks the first official day of the 2022 hurricane season, which runs through Nov. 30. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted an above-average season with a forecast of 14 to 21 named storms.
  • USACE Vicksburg District signs water system rehabilitation agreement with City of Brandon

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District entered into a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) with the City of Brandon, Mississippi, as part of the Mississippi Environmental Infrastructure Program (Section 592) today.
  • Auxiliary Lock to open for season at Lock 14

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces the auxiliary lock, located at Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, will open May 27 for recreational boating traffic. Every weekend until Sept. 5, the lock will be open for recreational use on Fridays from 4-10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from Noon-10 p.m. In addition, the auxiliary lock will be open Noon-10 p.m. on the Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day holidays and until midnight on Friday, August 12, to assist recreational boaters attending Tugfest activities and the fireworks display.