USA: Corps to Provide Report on Mississippi River Projects
The Mississippi River Commission, or MRC, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public hearing aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi, at Riverside Park Landing in La Crosse, Wis., Aug. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.
At the hearing, the St Paul District commander will provide a summary report on the district’s projects within the Mississippi River.
Then, the public will be given an opportunity to comment on the Corps’ work on the Upper Mississippi River. Agencies, local organizations and individuals are strongly encouraged to make presentations or offer views or comments on any issues affecting Corps of Engineers programs or projects.
Under the direction of the president of the United States, the MRC recommends policy and work programs for the six U.S. Army Corps of Engineers districts within the Mississippi Valley Division.
These districts include the St. Paul, Rock Island, St. Louis, Memphis, Vicksburg and New Orleans districts. The Corps of Engineers uses the MV Mississippi to host public meetings aboard the vessel. When not in use for public meetings, the Corps uses the vessel to move barges in support of bank stabilization work on the Mississippi River.
Press Release, July 30, 2013