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  • 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 […]

  • 14 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will host their Coastal Connections event in St.Bernard, LA, tomorrow, August 15, to talk with residents about the Mid-Breton and Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion projects. A cornerstone project of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, the sediment diversion, is key to a long-term sustainable strategy to reduce land loss rates and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    An overwhelming 88 percent of Louisiana voters want their legislators to vote for the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, according to a new statewide poll released yesterday, ‘Restore the Mississippi River Delta’ just announced. The master plan is the state’s science-based blueprint for large-scale restoration and protection of Louisiana’s critical coastal areas. The draft plan will […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City and Omaha Districts, have announced that they will hold public meetings on the draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (MRRMP-EIS) during the next week. These events will take place on Wednesday, February 15, at Hilton – Kansas City Airport, Kansas City, MO and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The House of Representatives approved last week comprehensive water resources infrastructure legislation that addresses the needs of America’s harbors, locks, dams, flood protection and other water resources infrastructure. The House passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act on a bipartisan basis by a vote of 360 to 61. Commenting this, U.S. Senator […]

  • 5 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, will provide an update at public meetings on the draft integrated General Reevaluation Report (GRR) and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) entitled “Mississippi River Ship Channel, Gulf to Baton Rouge, Louisiana”. The purpose of the study is to evaluate alternative plans (including the no-action plan) for […]

  • 16 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has approved five projects totaling more than $245 million for funding from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) of Louisiana. The projects, developed in consultation with CPRA and federal resource agencies, are designed to advance critical river diversion projects within […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter has issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) out of the U.S. Senate. WRDA 2016 will help improve flood control, water infrastructure development and coastal hurricane protection throughout Louisiana. After yesterday’s overwhelmingly bipartisan passage, the legislation will head to the House of […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter has just announced the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) passed with bipartisan support through the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW). WRDA 2016 includes a number of provisions that will improve flood control and coastal hurricane protection for Louisiana communities. “Louisianians know quite well how important our ports and […]

  • 16 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Leaders representing organizations from more than 20 states gathered in St. Louis two days ago to announce the release of a first-ever Report Card for the entire Mississippi River basin, which stretches across all or part of 31 U.S. states and covers more than 41 percent of the continental United States. The leaders were part of […]

  • 5 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    By the end of 2015, more than one million pounds of material will be removed from the Ohio River. That goal will be accomplished by Chad Pregracke and Living Lands & Waters, with the help of their new John Deere 210G LC Excavator. John Deere is a longtime supporter of Living Lands & Waters. This year, […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Two Missouri River Recovery Program sites have been temporarily closed to all public entry: Cranberry Bend project in Saline County and Cora Island project in St. Charles County, Mo. These closures allow construction of habitat improvement projects to commence at these locations to benefit native fish and wildlife resources including the endangered pallid sturgeon. Each site […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    A coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday released a report outlining 19 priority projects for restoring the Mississippi River Delta following the 2010 Gulf oil disaster.  Restoring the Mississippi River Delta for People and Wildlife: Recommended Projects and Priorities was jointly authored by conservation groups working together on Mississippi River Delta restoration – Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation, National […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A public hearing on two draft Environmental Assessments for river training structure construction activities on the Mississippi River is scheduled for today, in Shawnee High School Library, 3365 N Illinois Route 3, Wolf Lake, Ill. The Environmental Assessments are for the Grand Tower Phase 5 Project and the Dogtooth Bend Phase 5 Project, part of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District will soon begin work on the Middle Mississippi River at Thebes, Ill., to remove rocks that pose a threat to navigation during low river stages. Contractors working for the Corps will remove approximately 2,800 cubic yards of rock as a permanent improvement to the navigation channel […]

  • 30 July 2013

    The Mississippi River Commission, or MRC, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public hearing aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi, at Riverside Park Landing in La Crosse, Wis., Aug. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. At the hearing, the St Paul District commander will provide a summary report on the district’s projects […]

  • 12 July 2013

    Governor Jindal met with local officials and flew over barrier island projects to observe the state’s progress to protect Louisiana’s coast and highlight continued coastal land loss in Louisiana. The Governor highlighted three specific projects on Pelican Island, Shell Island and Scofield Island on the lower rim of Barataria Bay. On Shell Island, the state […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) reintroduced the DREDGE Act – Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports Act. 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 […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) met this week with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District Commander Colonel Chris Hall to discuss a variety of regional challenges, including river navigation, flood risk management, rock removal, and the construction of rural levees. “Colonel Hall and I had a constructive discussion about the steps that the […]