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  • 20 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, has announced that its Work Plan for the 2020 fiscal year includes $102 million in funding for its civil works program, the largest amount of funding since the 2013 fiscal year. The Work Plan will fund projects, programs and activities that received funding in the three previous […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Joel Brown as chief of its river operations branch, Operations Division. In this position, Brown will be responsible for the work of the Mat Sinking Unit, Dredge Jadwin, Vicksburg Harbor facility, maintenance section, navigation and dredging on the Mississippi, Red, and Ouachita/Black Rivers, and operation […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Viviana Berrios Williamson as Engineering and Construction Division’s channel improvement coordinator. In this position, Williamson will be the District’s specialist for matters pertaining to Mississippi River channel improvement and stabilization for flood control and navigation, USACE said. She will be responsible for managing, conducting and […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently announced the selection of Brad Arcement as chief of its Dam and Levee Safety Production Center of Engineering and Construction Division’s levee safety branch. In this position, Arcement is responsible for oversight of non-routine levee safety modification studies, engineering risk analysis, and serves as a […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) will leave the harbor for its annual revetment season on July 9, 2014. A Blessing of the Fleet ceremony will be organized on the same day at City Front as the MSU departs. The MSU is the only one of its kind in […]

  • 27 January 2014

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has hired Blake Davis and Justin Giles as hydraulic engineers with the Hydraulics Branch of the Engineering Division. They will use numerical modeling and inundation mapping to assist in the support of flood risk management throughout the Vicksburg District and the nation. They will be an […]

  • 8 November 2013

    The Dredge Jadwin recently returned to her home port of Vicksburg from the 2013 dredging season after 150 days in action. The Jadwin and crew relocated approximately 6.5 million cubic yards of sand and mud from the river channel of the mighty Mississippi River. The Jadwin was one of the the last two steam-powered dredges […]

  • 11 July 2012

      This year due to low water levels throughout the region and past flood damages, the Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (District) will spend approximately $6.84 million on port dredging in an attempt to keep ports in operation. Dredging will be performed through contracted dredging at six ports along the Mississippi […]

  • 23 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Fourteen sophomores from the Architecture, Construction, Mechatronics and Engineering (ACME) Career Academy at Vicksburg High School visited the Vicksburg District Harbor Facility Tuesday. At the harbor students got an inside look at the maintenance shed and the Dredge Jadwin while learning about potential career opportunities within the Corps, specifically civil and mechanical engineering. “There are […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, will begin the Vicksburg Harbor dredging scheme on November 3, 2014. The District recently announced the award of a contract to dredge on the Mississippi River for $4.4 M to Weeks Marine, Inc., of Covington, Louisiana. The work consists of furnishing, delivering and operating one cutterhead, […]

  • 7 January 2010
    Project & Tenders

    The US Army Corps of Engineers launched today a tender for the lease of a Cutterhead, Hydraulic Pipeline Dredge for construction and maintenance dredging within the Vicksburg and adjacent Districts. More info: fbo.gov

  • 25 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Dredge Jadwin has completed its 2019 season. During the 2019 season, the Jadwin dredged more than 4 million cubic yards of sand, mud and sediment from the lower Mississippi River to allow the waterway to remain navigable for commercial traffic. “Part of our mission as the Army […]

  • 27 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District recently awarded a $15 million contract to construct a new dragline machine to Seatrax, Inc., of Houston, Texas. Procurement of this new machine represents Phase I of a project to replace the current dragline machine. Workers will eventually mount the machine on a barge, allowing it to […]

  • 20 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, in coordination with USACE St. Paul District, is deploying the Dredge Dubuque to perform critical dredging on the Ouachita-Black River in Louisiana starting in late August. The dredge will remove shoaling in the navigation channel caused by significant high-water events on the Ouachita-Black River during 2019. This […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District, is currently working to strengthen a section of the main line Mississippi levee system near Blackhawk, LA.   This proactive effort will help reduce the water seepage and materials shifting in and around the levee system, said USACE in its release. The work, located approximately […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently awarded Riley Bridge Co., Inc. of Russellville, Alabama, a $2.3 million contract for work on a section of levee at Mississippi Highway 465. The work consists of replacing the gravel surface of the levee with an asphalt surface on the crown. The project is approximately 4.7 […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has just released this photo of the Mississippi River Bank Clearing and Grading Clearing – the first field activity of revetment operations. It starts at the beginning of July, clearing the river banks of trees and debris to make way for the Bank Grading Unit and the Mat […]

  • 4 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    U.S. Senators David Vitter and Bill Cassidy sent a letter last Friday to senior officials within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, urging them to reallocate any possible funds toward the dredging of an important segment of the Red River, which has experienced historic flooding in the last 12 months. “Not only has the historic […]

  • 19 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) will leave the harbor for its annual revetment season on September 9, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. The District will host a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on September 9, 2015 at the Vicksburg City Water Front as the MSU departs. The MSU is […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Williams Group LLC, from Boligee, Alabama, has won a $9.2 million firm-fixed-price contract for raising six miles of hurricane protection levee, seven miles of flood side wave berm and two levee crossing ramps. Work will be performed from New Orleans to Venice, Louisiana, NOV-07a, Reach B1, West Bank Back Levee, Empire to Fort Jackson, Plaquemines […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) has completed its scheduled work for 2014. During this season, the MSU has placed over 500 acres of articulated concrete mats on the banks of the Mississippi River. The MSU season is an annual mission that starts in the late summer months when […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s work on the Steel Bayou Drainage Structure Outlet Channel Repair Project near the Mississippi Highway 465 bridge was completed on November 17, 2014, nearly two weeks ahead of schedule. The work was necessary to repair a scour hole that had developed downstream of the bridge. Construction […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s work on the Steel Bayou Drainage Structure Outlet Channel Repair Project near the Mississippi Highway 465 bridge is approximately 88 percent complete. Work was delayed because the contractor was unable to move upstream of Highway 465 to complete rock work due to high stages on the […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, has awarded a $4.4 million contract for dredging of the Mississippi River to Weeks Marine, Inc., of Covington, Louisiana. The work consists of furnishing, delivering and operating one cutterhead, hydraulic pipeline dredge. The Vicksburg District encompasses 68,000 square miles across three states and seven major river basins. […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) left the Vicksburg Harbor for its annual revetment season on July 9, 2014. The District hosted a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on July 9, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Vicksburg City Water Front as the MSU departed. The blessing was performed […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Major General John Peabody, Commander of the Mississippi Valley Division and President of the Mississippi River Commission, describes water as “the perfect engine of destruction. If it finds a weak spot in your defenses, it will attack that weakness relentlessly.” Public safety is always the number one priority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, […]

  • 9 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Vicksburg District of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Contract labeled W912EE-12-C-0021 for levee improvements in East Carroll and Concordia Parishes, Louisiana. The contract was awarded to Bickerstaff Brothers, Inc., of Batesville, Mississippi, in the amount of $464,000 and consists of furnishing all plant, labor, materials and equipment for the construction. […]

  • 30 August 2012

    Due to the continued extreme 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. The historic flood of 2011displaced more than average sediment deposits in the river channel and ports. […]

  • 24 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently awarded phase 2 of the Steele Bayou Channel Relocation to Tri-County Contractors, Inc. of Jackson, Mississippi. The work is part of the flood control efforts in the Yazoo River Basin and will consist of constructing the Steele Bayou channel relocation in the Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge […]