USACE’s Vicksburg District Names Channel Improvement Coordinator

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Viviana Berrios Williamson as Engineering and Construction Division’s channel improvement coordinator.

In this position, Williamson will be the District’s specialist for matters pertaining to Mississippi River channel improvement and stabilization for flood control and navigation, USACE said.

She will be responsible for managing, conducting and coordinating all phases of work required for developing and maintaining the approximately 280 miles of the Mississippi River within the authorities of the Channel Improvement, Mississippi River and Tributaries Project.

Prior to this selection, she served as the District’s river navigation specialist and as chief of the navigation unit. In that position she was responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating river operations branch’s hydrographic surveys, field investigations, dredge layouts development and channel patrols along the Mississippi River and Tributaries.

She directed the Dredge Hurley operations in June 2016 while it was dredging within the District at Victoria Bend (LMR Mile 595).

Viviana Berrios Williamson, USACE photo

 

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