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  • 27 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The dredger “Venture” has been working since Sunday to clear sand and silt from the Port of Osceola, closed for a month because of low water on the Mississippi River. Marvin Roddy, with the Memphis District Corp of Engineers, said: ”Pretty much, cut and dry, the dredge is set up like a large vacuum cleaner.” […]

  • 20 February 2012

    From the Irish town of Wicklow, to the countries of Nigeria, Oman, Dubai, Australia, Ghana and the U.S., people around the world gathered Feb. 2, 2012 to celebrate the importance wetlands play in sustaining the environment. The day marked the 15th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, […]

  • 3 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) amended a notice of intent on changes to the dredge fill material program administered by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) during its July 1st meeting in Baton Rouge. The amendment reads as follows: “The extent of a single permitted site in the Mississippi River, the […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The next CPRA (Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority) Coastal Connections event is taking place today at the Moran’s Marina in Port Fourchon, Louisiana. At the show, CPRA staff will provide more information about the Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion projects and how they will help to rebuild and sustain Louisiana’s wetlands. A cornerstone project of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, […]

  • 22 January 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deployed as many as 25 dredgers during the past nine months to maintain the Mississippi River’s navigation channel and re-open sand-choked harbors between St. Louis and the Gulf of Mexico in response to one of the nation’s most severe droughts. Beginning in May 2012, and continuing these days, Corps […]

  • 2 April 2012

    The 408-foot hopper dredger, the Wheeler, will be displayed during Navy Week NOLA. It will be one of eleven vessels that are scheduled to visit this month, according to Nola.com. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will present its dredger at the events which begin on April 17. These seven days of free events will […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    To help better inform citizens on what the 2013 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) will include, Sen. Vitter’s Press Office compiled several background summaries of provisions of this legislation. This particular background summary is on the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund language that will likely be included in WRDA. Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Problem • The […]

  • 31 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has just announced that their Coastal Connections event will take place on August 6, 2019, at Port Sulphur Community Center, 278 Civic Drive, Port Sulphur, LA. According to CPRA, the event will offer attendees the opportunity to learn more about the Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton Sediment Diversions – coastal […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for eligible contractors interested in providing Construction Management At-Risk (CMAR) services for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project. The Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion will be the first controlled sediment diversion to reconnect the Mississippi River with its delta. A cornerstone project of Louisiana’s […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) will leave the harbor for its annual revetment season on July 9, 2014. A Blessing of the Fleet ceremony will be organized on the same day at City Front as the MSU departs. The MSU is the only one of its kind in […]

  • 16 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) on Wednesday praised passage of the “Water Resources Development Act of 2013” (S. 601) by the U.S. Senate. The bill, which passed by a vote of 83-14, supports the development of water-related resources and authorizes the Secretary of the Army to construct projects for improving U.S. rivers and harbors. Senator […]

  • 5 September 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, awarded a $4 million construction contract for the Sunfish Lake Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project (HREP) in Pool 12 of the Mississippi River just south of Dubuque, Iowa, in Jo Daviess County, Ill. The contract, awarded to Dubuque Barge and Fleeting Service Company of Dubuque, is […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District’s Dredger Potter, built in 1932 during the Great Depression, recently completed another successful dredging season on the Middle Mississippi. During the season, she moved more than 3.2 million cubic yards of sediment – enough to cover a football field to a height of 1,500 feet. One of the […]

  • 2 October 2010

    Local business leaders and others in the maritime transportation industry fear that a potential $22 million cut in federal spending on … By Richard Thompson (fwix) [mappress] Source: fwix, October 2, 2010;

  • 17 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) has completed its scheduled work for 2014. During this season, the MSU has placed over 500 acres of articulated concrete mats on the banks of the Mississippi River. The MSU season is an annual mission that starts in the late summer months when […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The government-owned trailing suction hopper dredger WHEELER departed New Orleans in late November on its way to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to perform an urgent maintenance dredging at the Freeport Harbor. The 45-day project included removal of approximately two million cubic yards of dredged material from the Freeport Entrance Channel, jetty […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden will visit America’s Central Port along the Mississippi River in Granite City today. This visit will mark the fifth anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and highlight the need for continued investment in infrastructure to create jobs and grow the economy. “I’m pleased Vice President Joe Biden is […]

  • 19 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, and Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District officials have signed the design agreement for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Program project. According to the Army Corps, the $1.6 million project will create about 150 acres of new wetlands. Dredged material for […]

  • 21 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday announced his priorities for the state’s coastal program for his next four years in office. Edwards also announced the state will receive its maximum payment from the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) for the first time. In addition, he committed at least $115 million in state surplus […]

  • 27 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Task Force has just approved several important coastal restoration projects in Louisiana. CWPPRA Task Force meeting scheduled for January was canceled due to the high water stages on the Mississippi River. In lieu of meeting, the Task Force electronically voted, January 22nd 2016, and approved restoration projects […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, visited last week Conway Lake Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project, in Lansing, Iowa. During the visit, they met the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials, Iowa and Wisconsin departments of natural resources, discussed the planning stage of identifying locations for potential project features. The group was […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently completed a draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for a project to place dredged material from the Mississippi River 9-foot navigation channel in a previously-used disposal site on Essman Island located near Guttenberg, Iowa. The proposed project is to place material dredged […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, yesterday reported that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allocate an additional $27.6 million to Mississippi this year to supplement its dredging, construction and maintenance work throughout the state. The additional funding for Mississippi stems from FY2015 appropriations provided by Congress for the […]

  • 25 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has released its draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed dredged material management plan in Pool 6, near Winona, Minnesota, and will accept comment on it through March 9. The draft plan outlines the transportation and land requirements to permanently place dredged material removed from the […]

  • 22 July 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    The ongoing closure of the Dorena-Hickman Ferry is expected to continue through Saturday, July 25, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said in their latest announcement.  The ferry – which connects Kentucky 1354 at Hickman with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena across the Mississippi River – has been closed since July 12, when a hose blew in […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Infrastructure, Operations & Maintenance

    Today, crews at Starved Rock Lock and Dam in Ottawa, Illinois, began dredging the lock chamber in preparation for the closure as part of the 2020 Illinois Waterway Consolidated Closures. According to the Army Corps Rock Island District, they are cleaning excess silt, sand and debris from the chamber floor in preparation for the upcoming […]