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  • 25 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In a formal change of command ceremony, Brigadier General Peter A. “Duke” DeLuca will transfer command of the Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to Brigadier General Michael C. Wehr, on Friday, August 29, 2014. The ceremony will be officiated by the Corps’ Chief of Engineers, Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick, and will take […]

  • 12 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise has announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2020 Work Plan includes critical funding for infrastructure projects in Louisiana, including $85 million to deepen the Mississippi River to 50 feet. “After years of hard work, I’m very glad that the Corps included over $160 million for critical infrastructure projects in […]

  • 14 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, is hosting a public open house on March 26 to discuss plans for ecosystem restoration in Mississippi River Pool 14 near Steamboat Island. The public open house is scheduled from […]

  • 11 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Staff members from Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will host their ‘Coastal Connections’ meeting in Belle Chasse today to discuss the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project. “Come connect with staff members from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to learn about what we are doing to tackle this coastal crisis by dredging sediment and […]

  • 20 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District has a requirement for the lease of one Cutterhead Hydraulic Pipeline Dredge, fully operated with attendant plant for dredging borrow material from the Mississippi River and placing it into a single upland site at Merriwether-Cherokee, River Mile 869L, as well as maintenance dredging of existing Mississippi River harbors […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, has reported committee passage of a bill that rejects an administration proposal to cut the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers budget by 17 percent and instead makes increased funding available for the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project (MR&T). The Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday approved the FY2016 […]

  • 9 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River April 8-12, 2013. 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 residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. The agenda […]

  • 1 July 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, recently selected St. Paul District Channels and Harbors Section Supervisor and Lewiston, Minnesota, resident Steve Tapp as the division’s nominee for the national Outstanding Civilian of the Year Award. The award recognizes a civilian’s contributions and support to the Corps of Engineers, including civil works, humanitarian […]

  • 21 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Leaders of the Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative (MRCTI), a mayoral-led effort to create a coordinated voice for the Mississippi River, and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced several breakthroughs during a first of its kind Mississippi River Economy Summit, which was hosted by MRCTI, the Delta Regional Authority, and the City of Memphis […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River March 23-27, 2015. Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel. The commission members have the opportunity to meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. The meeting places, dates and times are as […]

  • 31 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    A contractor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Paul District – Kaiyuh Services, LLC, of Anchorage, Alaska – is preparing to start construction on a habitat restoration project in Conway Lake, near Lansing, Iowa, in May. The completed project will restore lost and diminished fish and wildlife habitat in Pool 9 of the […]

  • 8 November 2013

    The Dredge Jadwin recently returned to her home port of Vicksburg from the 2013 dredging season after 150 days in action. The Jadwin and crew relocated approximately 6.5 million cubic yards of sand and mud from the river channel of the mighty Mississippi River. The Jadwin was one of the the last two steam-powered dredges […]

  • 10 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced that he will convene a meeting of stakeholders – including Senators from states bordering the Mississippi River, state and local officials and representatives from industries such as agriculture and shipping – for a briefing from the Army Corps of Engineers to discuss navigation on the Mississippi River through means […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Responding to the recent record low water levels along the Mississippi River that threatened navigation and Southern Illinois commerce, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Representative Bill Enyart (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation that would bolster efforts to maintain commercial river traffic during droughts and floods while minimizing the economic […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is proposing to revise its Mississippi River Master Plan and is seeking public input. The plan guides public use and management of approximately 55,000 acres of federal lands and 314 Mississippi River miles from near Guttenberg, Iowa, to Saverton, Missouri, for environmental stewardship and recreational purposes. […]

  • 2 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 27 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced work that it will accomplish with Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies, Operation and Maintenance, and Mississippi River and Tributaries account funding provided for emergency recovery efforts in the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019, Public Law 116-20.  The act was signed into law June 6, 2019, […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 25 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    A $9.3 million grant has been awarded to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) to increase knowledge of the lower Mississippi River and how large-scale Coastal Master Plan projects will affect the ecosystem, navigation and economic activity. According to CPRA, the grant from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) will fund […]

  • 21 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr. M.D. (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after joining with 60 colleagues in the House of Representatives and sending a bipartisan letter to the Army Corps of Engineers, requesting it prioritize removal of rock pinnacles feared to restrict commercial shipping traffic on a stretch of the Mississippi River: “As many […]

  • 6 February 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it has ended the Mississippi River dredging operations. Mike Petersen, the Corps of Engineers spokesman, stated: “We’re basically at a point now that we’re confident, with the rain we’ve had, that we have the channel we need to get through the winter. We’ve had them out there […]

  • 20 August 2012

    Several dredgers are battling extreme low-water conditions along the Mississippi River to keep commercial navigation moving on America’s super highway. One of them, the Potter, is scooping the stretch of the Mississippi River’s navigation channel just south of St. Louis, the ship’s 32-foot-wide head sucking up about 60,000 cubic yards of sediment each day. According […]

  • 30 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Commission (MRC) will host a public hearing on August 14 at the Cape Girardeau, Missouri Riverfront, aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI. The hearing is open to the public and scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Part of their annual low-water inspection trip, the Commission holds public hearings to gain insight into local, […]

  • 28 August 2012

    On Saturday evening, another barge grounding occurred near Greenville, Mississippi. According to Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Robert Anderson, a barge ran past buoys marking the Mississippi River shipping channel. This accident closed the Mississippi River to shipping. There are currently several dredgers working to clear the channel. [mappress] Dredging Today Staff, August 28, 2012; […]

  • 7 December 2012

    Governor Pat Quinn and other Illinois officials are very concerned about the current condition of the Mississippi River, especially around St. Louis area, reports cbslocal.com. Quinn stated: “We’ve asked the Army Corps of Engineers to initiate immediately blasting and dredging to help make the river a little deeper. We’ve also asked that the Missouri River, […]

  • 22 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Representatives Cheri Bustos and Darin LaHood recently wrote a letter with lawmakers from the Illinois and Iowa Congressional Delegations to the Army Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division in support of emergency dredging funding requests from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District. In the letter, they wrote that the requested funding would be used […]