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  • 23 December 2011

    Congress has approved $300 million to continue a multiyear program aimed at fixing some of the Great Lakes’ most severe environmental programs. Some of the money is expected to benefit Lake Superior and Duluth. The money will go to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a multi-agency federal effort to clean up toxic materials, fight invasive […]

  • 23 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U. S. Steel will hold a public information meeting about a proposed cleanup plan for the U. S. Steel Duluth Works/Spirit Lake site on Thursday, August 25. The public meeting will be held at the Denfeld High School. An open house session with posters explaining the project will begin at 3 p.m. […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Known more commonly as the home of the retired ore carrier/tourist attraction the William A. Irvin, Duluth’s Minnesota Slip is also home to 37,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment. The contamination is the result of a century of industrial and shipping activities that left “legacy pollutants” that are likely destined for cleanup. This site is […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan last week lauded the House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee’s inclusion of the authorized $300 million funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in the passage of their Fiscal Year 2018 Interior Appropriations bill. “The ongoing cleanup of the Great Lakes has helped transform our region into an […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Wisconsin’s waters are benefiting from the hard work of public and private partners, with the latest progress coming on the Sheboygan River. Thanks to four major dredging projects coordinated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and many partners, the first and most challenging of nine beneficial use impairments for […]

  • 5 March 2012

    Nearly 8,000 children of all ages played in the Mississippi River and learned to navigate the Mighty Miss Feb. 25-26, 2012 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District and the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River participated in Engineer Week at the St. Louis Science Center. The children got their hands […]

  • 3 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, welcomed a new commanding officer during a Change of Command ceremony last week at the St. Louis City Center Hotel. Col. Bryan K. Sizemore succeeded Col. Anthony P. Mitchell as District Engineer in the Change of Command ceremony, Maj. Gen. Michael C. Wehr, commander of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District welcomed a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton, Ill. Col. Anthony P. Mitchell succeeded Col. Christopher G. Hall as District Engineer in a public ceremony at Melvin Price Locks and Dam. Brig. Gen. Peter A. […]

  • 22 August 2012

    After the U.S. Coast Guard closed an 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River for dredging, hundreds of barges are today stranded by low water. On Monday, dredging operations near St Louis were halting river traffic for 12 hours at a time, according to the Mail Online. There are currently several dredgers working to clear the […]

  • 15 December 2011
    Equipment, Technology

    The endangered Least Tern has a new island to call home on the Mississippi River thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – St. Louis District, the Dredge Potter and a flexible, floating dredge pipe. Historically, the Least Tern nested on sandbars along the Mississippi River. The establishment of navigational pools, repeated flooding and […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District will christen its newest named vessel in honor of the late Thomas George, captain of the Corps’ Dredge Potter, in a ceremony to be attended by his family, his peers and Corps teammates at the St. Louis Service Base July 15. The Spill Barge Thomas N. […]

  • 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, […]

  • 11 March 2014

    Federal and local partners took a significant step towards reducing flood risk to the Metro East. Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District, the Metro East Sanitary District and the Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District Council signed a project partnership agreement to address underseepage in the East St. Louis levee system. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ rock removal efforts on the Mississippi River will extend this week to Grand Tower, Ill., approximately 31 miles north of Thebes, Ill. Rock removal in Grand Tower will be performed by Newt Marine, Inc. of Dubuque, Iowa, one of two firms contracted by the Corps’ St. Louis District to […]

  • 21 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dredge Potter launched for the beginning of the 2015-2016 dredging season yesterday from the St. Louis District’s Service Base. The Potter’s mission is to maintain a 9-foot deep, 300-foot wide channel on 300 miles of the Mississippi River from Saverton, Missouri, to Cairo, Illinois, making navigation possible for towboats to […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, will host two open houses this week to inform stakeholders and the public on the progress and future plans for the federal levee projects in the Metro East. The 75.8-mile system of levees in the Metro East protects an 111,700-acre area including parts of Alton, East […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, will conduct its annual flood preparedness workshops over the next two weeks with levee districts, the National Weather Service, as well as local, state and federal emergency responders from across the region. The workshops will give levee districts an opportunity to hear presentations on the National […]

  • 9 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The St. Louis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host three open house events to provide information and get public feedback on a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for regulating works on the Middle Mississippi River between the confluences of the Missouri and Ohio Rivers. The open house events in Alton and Chester, Ill., and […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Almost 1.4 million cubic yards, or 70,000 semitrailer loads – that’s the amount of material the Dredge Goetz has removed from the navigation channel in the Rock Island District over the last five years. This figure represents only a fraction of the total amount that has been dredged by the Goetz throughout the St. Paul, […]

  • 21 November 2011

    Barge traffic on the Mississippi River was at a standstill for a second day Friday in both directions near St. Louis as crews scrambled to…   (washingtonpost) [mappress] Source: washingtonpost, November 21, 2011;

  • 14 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Corps oldest dredge wrapped up another successful dredging season on the Middle Mississippi, January 8. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District’s Dredger Potter, built in 1932 during the Great Depression did not let age stand in her way as she moved more than 3.2 million cubic yards of sediment this year […]

  • 16 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    A couple weeks ago, the General Accountability Office (GAO) presented dredging report for 13 Lower Mississippi River ports between St. Louis and Baton Rouge, La. In the report, GAO reviewed the Corps’ 2010–2015 port traffic data for 13 of 18 inland ports in the region. Data for 2015 were the most recent available. GAO also interviewed Corps […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Huddled around a small conference table at the Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters in Annada, Mo., March 4, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the public discussed a draft plan to improve the wetland ecosystem of the entire 3,750-acre refuge. Benefits of […]

  • 2 February 2012

    The St. Louis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host two open house events to provide background information and get public feedback on the scope of an Environmental Assessment of New River Training Structures on the Middle Mississippi River. The two open house events in Alton, IL, and Cape Girardeau, MO, will feature a […]