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  • 8 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed an extended dredging season and is bringing equipment in for seasonal maintenance and leave for the crew. The Corps Dredges Hurley and Potter completed dredging operations on the Middle Mississippi last week. The dustpan dredges have been operating well beyond the normal dredge season, which usually ends […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $4 million contract to McHugh Excavating and Plumbing, Inc., of Onalaska, Wis., Feb. 5 to begin construction on the second and final stage of its Capoli Slough Islands habitat restoration project, taking place five miles south of Lansing, Iowa, in Pool 9 on the […]

  • 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. […]

  • 10 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Low water levels in the upper reaches of the Mississippi River are not affecting operations within the Port of New Orleans, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has maintained the Congressionally-authorized 45-foot deep channel on the Lower Mississippi River from Baton Rouge, La., to the mouth of the River. “We do not anticipate any […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The American Waterways Operators (AWO) and Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) have released revised data on the economic impact of an effective shutdown of the Mississippi River to barge traffic in the month of January. Earlier data had examined the impacts between December and January. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ latest weather and water forecast […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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. […]

  • 12 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The American Waterways Operators (AWO) and Waterways Council Inc. (WCI), are calling upon Congress and the Administration to address a developing situation on the Mississippi River which could effectively bring commerce on the Mighty Mississippi to a halt in early December. Water releases from dams on the upper Missouri River are planned to be significantly […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 May 2012

      The Kansas City District has announced that the Missouri River Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project (BSNP) has received over $31 million of Disaster Relief Appropriations Act (DRAA) funding to repair flood damage to the river rock structures that comprise the BSNP. This is in addition to over $45 million already received in DRAA funds […]

  • 27 April 2012

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is embarking on an ambitious study of the Mississippi River to help determine how its water and rich sediment can best be diverted into wetlands to help restore the Louisiana coast. The Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management (MRHDM) Study is the first large-scale, long-term restoration assessment investigated […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 February 2012

      U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu announced that the Army Corps of Engineers will provide $22.1 million in additional funding for major waterways in Louisiana. The decision comes after Sen. Landrieu and the Louisiana congressional delegation urged the Corps to provide the necessary investments in underfunded waterway projects in Louisiana. This announcement by the Corps […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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;

  • 19 August 2011

    The St.Louis District is authorized to maintain a minimum 9-foot deep, 300-foot wide navigation channel on 300 miles of the Mississippi… (teamsaintlouis) [mappress] Source: teamsaintlouis, August 19, 2011

  • 29 July 2010

    Louisiana National Guardsmen with the 225th Engineer Brigade collected 28 bags or approximately 700 pounds of oily debris on the state built E-4 berm at the Chandeleur Island chain. This comes on the heals of another 500 pounds of oily debris that was previously discovered, totaling 1,200 pounds of oiled debris removed to date. The […]

  • 28 April 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin dredging operations early next week in response to an incident early Thursday morning about 3 miles upstream of Grafton near the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. According to officials with the corps’ St. Louis District, a 15-barge… [mappress] Source:workboat,April 28,2010;

  • 16 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    The St. Louis River Area of Concern (AOC) is one step closer to delisting following completion of a contaminated sediment cleanup project at AZCON/Duluth Seaway Port Authority’s Slip on November 12. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)-funded project removed 850 cubic yards of contaminated sediment and capped an additional […]