USACE crews hard at work to keep the Mississippi River open

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to play a key role in maintaining navigation on the nation’s major waterways.

Photo courtesy of USACE

According to the Corps, the St. Louis District dredging team, and everyone that supports them, works 24/7 to keep the Mississippi River open, allowing commerce to move.

Dredge Potter is currently working Mississippi River mile ~28-29. The Army Corps, St. Paul District’s Dredge Goetz is working on the Illinois River ~62-63.

Earlier this year USACE brought in regional asset — Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dredge Hurley — to efficiently address hotspots.

Ongoing coordination with USCG, USACE and River Industry Action Committee ensures USACE partners have a Common Operating Picture of channel conditions in order to prioritize dredging locations, determine buoy placement needs and share real time information.