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  • 4 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River on March 23-27, 2015. 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 partners, stakeholders and residents and hear their concerns, ideas […]

  • 29 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The United Soybean Board (USB) recently announced a $2 million allocation to help offset the planning, design, and research costs of deepening the lower Mississippi River from 45 ft. to 50 ft. As the USB reported, the 256-mile stretch of the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to the Gulf of Mexico accounts for 60% […]

  • 11 April 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana will host the first of multiple public scoping meetings tonight to engage the public in the initiation of the “Louisiana Coastal Area – Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management Study”. This important study, authorized under Section 7003 […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development, Technology

    The Changing Course Leadership Team yesterday selected three teams to participate in the Changing Course Lower Mississippi River Delta design competition. These teams will develop innovative designs for a self-sustaining Lower Mississippi River Delta that reduce land loss in the region while improving navigation conditions and strengthening resilience for local communities and industries. The three […]

  • 6 August 2012

    Due to the extreme and severe low water conditions, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District (District) and its partners are working diligently to maintain continued access to ports and navigational channels throughout the District’s area of responsibility. Currently, the Vicksburg gage on the Mississippi River reads 1.5′ with the Greenville gage on […]

  • 25 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Dredge Jadwin has completed its 2019 season. During the 2019 season, the Jadwin dredged more than 4 million cubic yards of sand, mud and sediment from the lower Mississippi River to allow the waterway to remain navigable for commercial traffic. “Part of our mission as the Army […]

  • 30 July 2012

    As part of an effort to unite leaders and decision makers from industry, state and federal agencies, academia and non-profit organizations in shaping the vision for the management of the Mississippi River watershed, America’s Great Watershed Initiative, or AGWI, is hosting a conference Sept. 26-27 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. AGWI is […]

  • 19 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been awarded a $14.2 million grant from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council for the Mississippi River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp project. This project is one of seven projects the RESTORE Council has selected for funding under its Initial Funded Priorities List that will directly benefit Louisiana. […]

  • 22 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    A team of scientists and community experts has released key recommendations to maintain and build land in coastal Louisiana. Their recommendations focus on operating Mississippi River sediment diversions and consider the needs of communities, wildlife and fisheries. Seven LSU faculty served on the 12-member Sediment Diversion Operations Expert Working Group, which put forth these recommendations. LSU […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River on August 15-22, 2014. 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 partners, stakeholders and residents and hear their concerns, ideas […]

  • 6 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has released a Request for Statement of Interest and Qualifications (RSIQ) for eligible firms interested in providing engineering and design services for the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion project. This project is part of the Mississippi River Mid-Basin Sediment Diversion Program, which also includes the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. These […]

  • 10 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Commission (MRC) will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River from April 16-20, 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, said in its latest release.  Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity […]

  • 12 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract to construct a floodwall on top of the existing Mississippi River levee in Plaquemines Parish from Augusta to Oakville, LA. The project is a part of the Resilient Features Westbank and Vicinity (WBV), Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS). It […]

  • 13 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River coordinated last Friday with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis and Omaha Districts to provide for the safe transit of the vessel Tate Oglesby and its tow through St. Louis Harbor’s high water closure zone and the previously-closed Locks 27. The vessel Tate Oglesby is towing the […]

  • 2 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Paul G. Aucoin, Port of South Louisiana Executive Director, last week highlighted importance of the Mississippi River dredging works, the Port announced in its latest press release. He said that dredging operations at the mouth of the Mississippi River are “the most important infrastructure project in America.” “Dredging the Mississippi has become an ever-greater priority because the newly […]

  • 27 June 2012

    Congressman Cedric Richmond introduced the DREDGE Act of 2012-Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports. The bill would give the Army Corps of Engineers the authorization to dredge the Mississippi River to 50 feet so that larger vessels transiting the expanded Panama Canal can access the River. In addition, the bill creates a […]

  • 10 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) highlighted his support for several amendments to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) this week, including measures to secure dredging for smaller inland ports along the Mississippi River; a provision to encourage resilient construction that can better withstand natural disasters; and a new study on flood protection and drought issues […]

  • 9 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Weeks Marine Inc. will be busy over the next couple of months with the maintenance dredging of the Southwest Pass in Plaquemines, Louisiana. The $12.2 million contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, the Department of Defense reported yesterday. According to the Corps, the work will be completed with the use […]

  • 21 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana, will host a public meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd to provide a status update on the Louisiana Coastal Area – Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management (MRHDM) Study. This important study, authorized under Section 7003 of the […]

  • 30 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The future of the Mississippi River Delta will likely look drastically different than it does now, according to the Restore the Mississippi River Delta latest article. “As sea level rise increases, we need to be smart about where and how we build land along Louisiana’s coast. A viable future for coastal Louisiana means a smaller […]

  • 12 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Commission will host a public hearing Friday, August 12 at Melvin Price Locks and Dam in Alton, Ill, aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI. The hearing is open to the public and scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. “Anyone with an interest is invited to present their views and suggestions on matters affecting […]

  • 22 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has selected the Stantec Team to provide engineering, geotechnical, surveying, and other technical services for the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion project. This project is part of the Mississippi River Mid-Basin Sediment Diversion Program, which also includes the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. These two projects will be the first controlled […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    David Wethington, project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, recently visited Canada. During the visit, he spoke with his Canadian counterparts about the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS). This study presents a range of options and technologies to prevent aquatic nuisance species (ANS) movement between the Great Lakes and Mississippi […]

  • 26 March 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 meeting […]

  • 15 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) applauded a recent announcement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that it completed the first phase of the rock removal process ahead of schedule on the Mississippi River near Thebes, Ill. “I’m pleased the Corps has heeded my calls and continues to take positive steps in the rock removal […]

  • 29 January 2013

    The first phase of the most critical rock removal work on the Mississippi River near Thebes, Ill., was completed ahead of schedule. Dredging has been ongoing since early May 2012 to preserve the channel, as well as continued surveys and channel patrols by the Corps and U.S. Coast Guard to keep commerce safely moving on […]