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  • 26 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. John Kennedy has announced an $8.3 million Army grant to fund dredging on waterways in south Louisiana. The work will be performed on the New Orleans Harbor Reach of the Mississippi River, bays along the Gulf Intracostal Waterway, Bayou Lafourche, Houma Navigation Canal and Barataria Bar Channel. “Historic rainfall throughout the country has […]

  • 7 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District has responded to flooding on the Mississippi River by activating its Emergency Operations Center in St. Louis and closing locks on the Mississippi River. With high water forecasted over the next week on the Upper Mississippi River, the Corps activated its EOC in St. Louis. This […]

  • 10 August 2012

    Working around the clock, five dredgers directed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are battling extreme low-water conditions along the Mississippi River to keep commercial navigation moving on America’s super highway. With dredgers moving rapidly from one trouble spot to another to keep up with dynamic low water operational demands, the Corps is also […]

  • 8 January 2013

    As the Mississippi River’s water level threatens to reach a historic low, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined U.S. Representative Bill Enyart (D-IL-12) and leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Coast Guard to view firsthand the work underway to remove rock pinnacles which threaten navigation on the river. Major General John Peabody, […]

  • 28 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River from August 8-19, 2016. Seven 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 […]

  • 11 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District and its federal, state and local partners are in the process of building islands within the Mississippi River near Lansing, Iowa. The program is a part of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program, also known as the Environmental Management Program. Created in 1986, the program has […]

  • 30 September 2012

    According to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials, the dredging project at the Port of Vicksburg is scheduled for tomorrow. This project should help vessels to deal with low water in the Mississippi River. “The river levels will oscillate in the coming weeks but remain low. The rain in the upper reaches of the Mississippi […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Business & Finance

     The Big River Coalition (BRC) recently published this very interesting video about the importance of navigation on the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC). The coalition is committed to ensuring the future of the MRSC’s navigation as one of the nation’s fundamental natural resources and true economic powerhouse. The Mississippi River and Tributaries has an estimated […]

  • 11 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    As a result of heavy silt deposits in the Mississippi River Delta caused by recent high upstream river levels, the maximum recommended draft for vessels using the Southwest Pass has been reduced from 47 to 45 feet, Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) informs. The Southwest Pass is the primary shipping channel on the Mississippi River, with a […]

  • 13 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced yesterday that the RESTORE Council has voted to approve $130 million in Deepwater Horizon oil spill dollars to fund the River Reintroduction into the Maurepas Swamp project. Administered by Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), the project will revitalize 45,000 acres of the Maurepas Swamp, the state’s second-largest […]

  • 4 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has introduced a plan to issue an Invitation for Bid for mechanical dredging services on the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. The areas which will be included in this maintenance dredging program are between Upper Mississippi River Miles 614.0 […]

  • 27 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has started the first phase of the McGregor Lake Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project to restore habitat within Pool 10 of the Upper Mississippi River. The McGregor Lake project, located near Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, will restore and protect island habitat, protect shoreline from erosion and […]

  • 22 November 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 English Turn Bend to Belle Chasse. The project is a part of the Resilient Features Westbank and Vicinity (WBV), Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System […]

  • 27 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lake Odessa Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project on April 6 at 10:30 a.m.  The ceremony, which celebrates the completion of the habitat restoration project, will be held at the Fox Pond Overlook Area near the Port Louisa National […]

  • 3 August 2012

    According to CNN, the Mississippi River was closed at two different locations Thursday after a barge ran aground near Greenville, Mississippi. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. JG McMillian said: “This Greenville closure affects a 10-mile stretch of the Lower Mississippi.” He added that this incident represents the 24th closure his office has monitored in past weeks. […]

  • 23 August 2012

    According to timesunion.com, authorities reopened the Mississippi River to some boat traffic yesterday. Ryan Tippets, the Coast Guard Petty Officer, stated: “A trickle of barges had begun heading north as of late afternoon, but clearing all 33 northbound tows and 72 southbound barge strings was going to be a slow process.” Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Walthour […]

  • 31 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging activities in the Mississippi River near, Wabasha, Minnesota, are creating foam near the Crats Island unloading site. This naturally occurring foam, sometimes in the form of thin white lines or grey-brown floating clumps, is created by mixing of plant materials and the water during the dredging process. The foam can develop on windy and […]

  • 20 January 2012

    Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) has announced that the Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District will receive an additional $55 million to dredge the lower Mississippi River. This news comes less than two weeks after Congressman Richmond led the Louisiana House delegation in a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers and the Office of Management […]

  • 22 November 2012

    Securing government funding to dredge the Mississippi River next year is to be the topic of a Dec. 11 public meeting in West Memphis, according to The Benton County Daily Record. “If we don’t have significant rainfall over the winter, it’s going to be an extremely difficult summer on the Mississippi River,” the Arkansas Waterways […]

  • 28 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The American Waterways Operators, National Waterways Conference, Waterways Council, Inc., and 15 other national organizations submitted a letter to President Obama and the Federal Emergency Management Agency requesting a presidential declaration of emergency and seeking “immediate assistance in averting an economic catastrophe in the heartland of the United States.” The request was made pursuant to […]

  • 7 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Missouri Governor Michael Parson has joined the Missouri Soybean Association in support of dredging the lower Mississippi River and securing the federal funding necessary to capture that benefit for Missouri and other states connected to the Mississippi River and tributaries. “Missouri and other states that export products such as soybean and corn rely upon this […]

  • 7 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, will hold a Public Hearing on Feb. 19 (Shawnee High School Library, 3365 N Illinois Route 3, Wolf Lake, Ill.) for two draft Environmental Assessments for river training structure construction activities on the Mississippi River. The Environmental Assessments are for the Grand Tower Phase 5 Project […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, is hosting a final public meeting to provide an update on the draft integrated General Reevaluation Report and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement titled “Mississippi River Ship Channel, Gulf to Baton Rouge, Louisiana”. The purpose of the study is to evaluate economic viability as well as alternative […]

  • 15 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced details about the Mississippi River and Southwest Pass, hopper dredger rental contract. The work consists of furnishing one fully crewed and equipped self-propelled trailing suction type hopper dredge on a rental basis. Work will be performed at the Mississippi River SWP Area, and possibly in other areas of […]

  • 2 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, intends to issue an Invitation for Bid (IFB) for restoration and stabilization of a side channel/island complex located on the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi River navigation channel in Pool 9, 5 miles downstream of Lansing, IA. The project site is located in the Upper Mississippi […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The right time has come for the development of an intermodal container terminal and port district on the Mississippi River according to the Port of Muscatine Planning and Feasibility Study that will be presented to the City Council today. “Muscatine is in a very unique position in regards to the development of a port,” Dave […]