Archive: May, 2022
  • 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.
  • Corps of Engineers to increase Lake Ashtabula water releases

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, plans to increase water releases over the weekend from Baldhill Dam, near Valley City, North Dakota, this week to maintain storage capacity within Lake Ashtabula.
  • Lane shift on U.S. 61 near Barnett Road in Zachary as construction continues on the Comite River Diversion Canal project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, in conjunction with partners from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, will be routing traffic to the original lanes on U.S. Highway 61 (Samuels Road) near the Lilly Bayou Control structure.
  • Corps awards $6.1 million contract for the Fargo-Moorhead diversion project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $6.1 million contract to H. B. Construction Inc. of Platte City, Missouri, yesterday, May 12, to complete the Southern Embankment Reach SE-2 portion of the Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota, Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project, which is also known as the FM Area Diversion.
  • The Vicksburg District's Dredge Vessel Jadwin departs for the 2022 Dredging Season

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – On May 10, 2022, the Dredge Jadwin, with a crew of around 50 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District team members, departed the Vicksburg Harbor for its annual dredging season along the Mississippi River.
  • Corps of Engineers seeks public comments on Lock and Dam 4 project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released a draft Environmental Assessment, or EA, for a proposed end cell project at Lock and Dam 4, near Alma, Wisconsin, today, May 9, and is seeking public comments. Comments should be submitted no later than Jun 9.
  • Corps of Engineers to host ribbon cutting at Lake Ashtabula visitor center

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will celebrate the reopening of its newly renovated visitor center at its Lake Ashtabula Dam and Recreation Area, as well as the site’s 70th anniversary, with a ribbon cutting ceremony May 18, at 11 a.m.
  • Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary to Host Walk for Wildlife 5K Benefitting Local Wildlife

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rivers Project Office, is partnering with the Audubon Center at Riverlands and TreeHouse Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to host the second annual Walk for Wildlife event on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This fun-run style walk will benefit the TreeHouse Wildlife Center during the peak spring baby season while also supporting the conservation education team at the Audubon Center at Riverlands.
  • USACE Vicksburg District to close Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam

    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. 15 – Sept. 15 to dewater the upper gate and Oct. 1 – 30 to dewater the lower gate. The lock will temporarily reopen on approximately Sept. 16 and remain open for 15 days to allow traffic to pass. During the dewatering’s of the upper and lower gate bays, the district will make repairs, inspect the structure, and plan for future maintenance.