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  • 18 December 2012

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) praised the news that a contract has been awarded for the demolition of rock pinnacles in the Mississippi River and the work could begin as early as this week. In a November 29 meeting with Durbin and five other Midwest Senators, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Jo-Ellen […]

  • 6 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Dredge Goetz crew continues to do what they do best – maintain the Mississippi River for navigation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Paul District said in their latest announcement.  The crew was recently in Pool 16, near Buffalo, Iowa, working to maintain the 9-foot navigation channel. The Dredge Goetz maintains 850 miles […]

  • 9 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    During the Shallow Survey 2015 conference held in Plymouth, UK, Teledyne and CARIS showcased the latest capabilities in autonomous survey operations with a live demonstration. Teledyne equipped a Z-Boat Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) with a MB1 multibeam sonar, and installed the latest version of the CARIS Onboard software directly on the platform. CARIS Onboard is […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, yesterday released the Final Assessment Report of the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment. This report addresses habitat, recreation and information needs on the Lower Mississippi River. This assessment combines three previously completed assessments under the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment. These were an information needs assessment completed in 2013, […]

  • 4 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Representative Ron Kind unveiled a comprehensive plan earlier this week to restore failing river infrastructure systems and protect the Mississippi River for generations to come. The plan was created in collaboration with Kind’s River Advisory Board, which includes ecologists, conservation advocates, sportsmen, and river agency representatives. “The Mississippi River shapes Wisconsin’s environment and local […]

  • 17 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Soy Transportation Coalition (SCT) recently presented the research that identifies farmer benefit of dredging the Lower Mississippi River. The STC research highlights that shipping costs for soybeans from Mississippi Gulf export terminals would decline 13 cents per bushel ($5 per metric ton) if the lower Mississippi River is dredged to 50 ft. The research […]

  • 19 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The USACE Rock Island District and its Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program partners are constructing a habitat rehabilitation project in Pool 14 of the Mississippi River near Princeton, Iowa, and are seeking comments on the project plan through June 15. The draft feasibility report, which includes the project’s tentatively selected plan and an environmental assessment […]

  • 27 April 2012

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is embarking on an ambitious study of the Mississippi River to help determine how its water and rich sediment can best be diverted into wetlands to help restore the Louisiana coast. The Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management (MRHDM) Study is the first large-scale, long-term restoration assessment investigated […]

  • 19 March 2013

    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) met last week with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District Commander Colonel Mark Deschenes to discuss Upper Mississippi River-Illinois Waterway management issues, including river navigation and flood control priorities. “The Mississippi River is critical to our region’s identity, culture, and economy,” Blunt said. “Colonel Deschenes and I had […]

  • 8 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Tom Harkin (Iowa) announced the launch of the Mississippi River Caucus, a bipartisan initiative intended to focus congressional efforts on important river management goals such as addressing flood mitigation, encouraging commerce along the Mississippi River, and generally assisting river communities with their concerns. “The Mississippi River is a vital […]

  • 13 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    For the third time in almost eight decades, bed material samples are being taken from the Mississippi River. The first was in 1935 and the second was in 1989, but this is the first time it’s an effort being coordinated between different government agencies. On Wednesday, February 11th, sixteen team members from the U.S. Geological […]

  • 14 November 2012

    Gov. Jay Nixon sent a letter to the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Jo-Ellen Darcy, urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to continue providing water flow from the Missouri River to the Mississippi River. The Corps’ current plans would stop the release of water from the Missouri River’s upstream reservoirs beginning Dec. 1, which […]

  • 28 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressmen Rodney Davis and Bill Enyart yesterday met with officials at America’s Central Port to share concerns over how Mississippi River water levels can impact local industry and pledged to work together to protect good jobs. Responding to Southern Illinois’ extreme weather conditions – from this past year’s record drought to potential flooding this spring- […]

  • 15 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Federal flood control projects and navigation improvements in Mississippi will be funded by the State, according to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. Senator Cochran yesterday reported that more than $400 million in disaster relief has been approved by Congress to address flood damage that occurred in the Lower Mississippi River Valley in the winter and spring of […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    As a result of last year’s drought, stretches of the Upper Mississippi River have approached record lows. These low water levels have jeopardized commercial barge traffic shipping agricultural and energy commodities on the river. Recent rock blasting and dredging by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and rainfall in the near-term forecast are expected to […]

  • 16 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced that his legislation to bolster efforts to maintain commercial river traffic during droughts and floods was approved by the U.S. Senate as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 2013. Specifically, the legislation would authorize a study of the entire Mississippi River Basin, for the first time ever, […]

  • 10 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Commission (MRC) will host a public meeting aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi while it is docked at the Hannibal (Missouri) Riverfront on August 11 from 2 to 5 p.m.  The Mississippi River Commission is a seven-person, presidentially appointed commission, which conducts semi-annual inspections of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers programs and projects […]

  • 7 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is asking all Mississippi River boating and fishing enthusiasts to exercise caution in and around Mississippi River Pool 9 this summer. The Corps’ contractor, Newt Marine Service, from Dubuque, Iowa, began the second year of a three year island restoration project by Harpers Slough, near Lynxville, […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Mississippi River at the Carrollton gauge in New Orleans has risen above 11 feet, prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, to activate its Phase I flood fight procedures. Activation procedures consist of working with local levee authorities to closely monitor the levees along the Mississippi River. Inspections on the Mississippi […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Corps of Engineers is hosting a public meeting aboard the Motor Vessel (MV) Mississippi on Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. at the River’s Edge Plaza in Dubuque, Iowa. The public meeting is held as part of the Mississippi River Commission’s Low Water Inspection trip that runs Aug. 12-16. The MRC conducts the annual trip […]

  • 2 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has announced that the draft for the Southwest Pass on the Mississippi River has been increased from 45 to 47 feet following dredging. In early August, heavy silt deposits in the Mississippi River Delta caused by recent high upstream river levels reduced the maximum recommended draft for vessels using the pass from […]

  • 16 January 2012

    The Mississippi River is the highway to the vast central portion of the United States. Many of the commodities and goods produced in the heartland of the United States are brought to world markets via the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond to the world economies. Likewise, important products are transported from […]

  • 30 July 2013

    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 […]

  • 20 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    President Donald Trump recently appointed Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser as the president of the Mississippi River Commission (MRC) and Col. Paul E. Owen as a member of the commission. Commission appointments are nominated by the President of the U.S. and vetted by the U.S. Senate. Kaiser is the commander and division engineer of the […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) met this week with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District Commander Colonel Chris Hall to discuss a variety of regional challenges, including river navigation, flood risk management, rock removal, and the construction of rural levees. “Colonel Hall and I had a constructive discussion about the steps that the […]

  • 10 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Memphis District of the Army Corps recently completed another important Mississippi River project located just across the Mississippi River from New Madrid, Missouri. The stone dike construction project, named Kentucky Point, Kentucky, was designed to assist in maintaining a safe and reliable navigation channel for commercial towboats in the Mississippi River. It also directly […]