MRC Low-Water Inspection Trip Set for This Month

The Mississippi River Commission (MRC) will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River August 7-18, 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Louis District, said in its latest announcement. 

Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents to hear their concerns, ideas and issues.

“All meetings are open to the public. Interested parties are invited to present views on matters affecting the water resources infrastructure needs in the valley, including flood control, the Mississippi River and Tributaries project, environmental issues, recreation, navigation and others,” USACE said.

The meeting places, dates and times are as follows:

  • Aug. 7, 9 a.m. Cape Girardeau, Missouri (City Front);
  • Aug. 9, 9 a.m. Memphis, Tennessee (Beale Street Landing);
  • Aug. 11, 9 a.m. Vicksburg, Mississippi (City Front);
  • Aug. 18, 9 a.m. Houma, Louisiana (CENAC Towing Company Port).

This year, the commission will also travel down the Red River during the second week, making additional stops in Louisiana at Shreveport, Natchitoches and Alexandria.

General duties of the commission include recommending policy and work programs, studying and reporting on the necessity for modifications or additions to the flood control and navigation project and conducting semi-annual inspection trips.

The authority of the commission extends the entire length of the Mississippi River from its headwaters at Lake Itasca, Minnesota, to Head of Passes, Louisiana, where the Mississippi River empties into the Gulf of Mexico.

 

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Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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