The USACE Memphis District and the Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee gathered yesterday to celebrate the signing of the Hatchie – Loosahatchie Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement.
Memphis District Commander Col. Zachary Miller and Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee President Mr. Jason Henegar, accompanied by members of the committee, participated in the signing ceremony on the deck of the Motor Vessel Mississippi.
The feasibility study will examine restoring ecological structure and function along the Mississippi River including:
- side channels and other aquatic habitat;
- floodplain forests;
- several scarce vegetative communities – wetlands, canebrakes, riverfront forests and bottomland hardwood forests.
The project would benefit a variety of native species including the interior least tern, and the listed pallid sturgeon, fat pocketbook mussel, etc.