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  • 22 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The WEDA Midwest Chapter has announced that the 2013 WEDA Midwest Chapter meeting will be taking place in St. Louis, MO on April 17-19, 2013. The theme of this year’s chapter meeting is MIDWEST DREDGING: SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES. The conference will be held at the HoteLumière Hotel and Casino on the bank of the Mississippi […]

  • 21 August 2012

    According to examiner.com, an 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River, near Greenville, Miss. was closed yesterday. “The water level has forced the river to be closed intermittently since August 11,” the Coast Guard said. In the meantime, 40 northbound and 57 southbound vessels are stacked up waiting for the channel to be reopened, reports examiner.com. […]

  • 28 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Western Dredging Association has announced that the 2013 WEDA Midwest chapter meeting will be taking place in St. Louis, MO on April 17-19, 2013. The conference will be held at the HoteLumière hotel and casino on the bank of the Mississippi River. Participants and presenters are sought regarding best dredging practices and innovation in the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District will host two open houses in November 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 includes Wood River Drainage and Levee District, Metro East […]

  • 20 August 2012

    Several dredgers are battling extreme low-water conditions along the Mississippi River to keep commercial navigation moving on America’s super highway. One of them, the Potter, is scooping the stretch of the Mississippi River’s navigation channel just south of St. Louis, the ship’s 32-foot-wide head sucking up about 60,000 cubic yards of sediment each day. According […]

  • 8 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to project river stages will sustain the authorized 9-foot deep commercial navigation channel between St. Louis, Mo., and Cairo, Ill. The Corps continues to apply all available capabilities and resources to keep the channel open. The latest weather outlook indicates a warming trend and the potential for rain […]

  • 21 November 2012

    Last week, representatives of the barge and shipping industries, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Coast Guard, held a press conference on the Mississippi River near St. Louis to address navigation and shipping concerns, as well as government-industry cooperation in managing the Mississippi River during continued drought and low water conditions. […]

  • 14 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Magruder Construction, working as subcontractor to Phillips Hardy Inc., recently completed hydraulic dredging at Cora Island on the Missouri River. The Cora Island project is a component of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers overall Missouri River Recovery Program. The work at the 1,358-acre island refuge is aimed at improving the habitat for several species […]

  • 18 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) announced recently that Gateway Dredging has taken delivery of a 55’ 1,200 HP twin screw conventional towboat. TSGI provided the design and engineering services to JB Marine Service, Inc. where the towboat was constructed in St. Louis, MO. It was designed to ABS rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels […]

  • 10 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently awarded a $5.2 million contract to Kaiyuh Services, LLC, of Anchorage, Alaska, to begin constructing a habitat restoration project in Conway Lake, near Lansing, Iowa. The completed project will restore lost and diminished fish and wildlife habitat in Pool 9. A majority of the construction […]

  • 19 December 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District began increasing releases from Carlyle Lake yesterday in support of safe navigation on the Mississippi River. Water from the lake will help provide the depth necessary for river commerce to pass Thebes, Ill., where rock formations pose a risk to navigation at -5 feet and below […]

  • 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, […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Rock Island, St. Paul, and St. Louis Districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with their partners, will host a ceremony on August 8 at 4:30 p.m. to commemorate 30 years of service for the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program (UMRR). The ceremony will take place at Riverside Park, adjacent to the […]

  • 8 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Eighth International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, named River Flow 2016, will take place on July 12-15, 2016 in St. Louis, MO. River Flow, an international meeting in the area of river engineering and fluvial hydraulics, will provide a forum to report the latest scientific findings and to promote information exchange and cooperation among scientists, engineers […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Maj. Gen. Michael C. Wehr will transfer command of the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser in a formal change of command ceremony September 7. The ceremony will be officiated by the Corps’ Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite and will take place at […]

  • 22 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Recent weather events across the Mississippi Valley will ensure continuing navigation on the Mississippi River through mid-February, even if no additional rain falls between now and Feb. 15. The period from January 9-13 saw three-eighths inches of rain, with10+ inches locally, over the Ohio River Valley and the Mississippi watershed south of St. Louis, Mo. […]

  • 20 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    President Donald Trump recently appointed Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser as the president of the Mississippi River Commission (MRC) and Col. Paul E. Owen as a member of the commission. Commission appointments are nominated by the President of the U.S. and vetted by the U.S. Senate. Kaiser is the commander and division engineer of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 February 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it has ended the Mississippi River dredging operations. Mike Petersen, the Corps of Engineers spokesman, stated: “We’re basically at a point now that we’re confident, with the rain we’ve had, that we have the channel we need to get through the winter. We’ve had them out there […]

  • 21 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The WEDA Midwest Chapter has announced that the 2013 WEDA Midwest Chapter meeting will be taking place in St. Louis, MO on April 17-19, 2013. The theme of this year’s chapter meeting is MIDWEST DREDGING: SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES. The conference will be held at the HoteLumière Hotel and Casino on the bank of the Mississippi […]

  • 2 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Commission (MRC) will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River August 7-18, 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Louis District, said in its latest announcement.  Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Senator Richard Durbin held a meeting in Alton, Illinois, with Members of Congress, Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon, navigation stakeholders, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard to address the low-water situation on the Mississippi River. At the meeting, it was announced that the Corps will begin work tomorrow to blast […]