Mississippi River & Army Corps

The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest river system in North America. A corps (core ; the plural is spelled the same as singular but pronounced cores ; from French, from the Latin corpus body ) is either a large formation, or an administrative grouping of troops within an armed force with a common function such as Artillery or Signals representing an arm of service. 5.0/5

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"Officials said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin a rock embankment project along the Mississippi River...
1970 Press Photo The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the icy Mississippi River
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installs new concrete stabilization mats on Mississippi River bank at New Orleans-Jeffe…
Flood waters to close parts of Mississippi River: Army Corps
2,996 people died in the attack on 9/11 and we launched a never ending global war on terror and created the Patriot Act, spying on all citizens. 1,300 people died during hurricane Katrina when the levees engineered by the Army Corps. of Engineers failed after the central government decided the Mississippi River needed to be rerouted. Shouldn't there be a central government/Army Corps roundup and prosecution?
The Army Corps of Engineers may have overestimated the cost of cutting the link between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the White House Council on Environmental Quality are hosting a public meeting in Bloomington Jan. 27, 2014, from 4 - 7 p.m. to discuss the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study, or GLMRIS, report that was,
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has identified physically separating the Mississippi River and Great Lakes watersheds as the most effective way to prevent aquatic invasive species like Asian Carp from moving between the two iconic waters.Conservation groups today responded to a congressionally mand...
The Army Corps of Engineers says its study — years in the making and due Jan. 6 — will outline options for controlling the spread of Asian Carp between the Mississippi River basin and the Great Lakes, but stops short of choosing among them. Officials instead say the report is intended to aid 'more e...
CPRA and Army Corps tout plan to restore coastal ecosystem with environmentally "wise" Mississippi River management
Army Corps keeps creating islands in Mississippi River
NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 19, 2013 -- Eleven members of the Mekong River Commission were briefed on how management of operations on the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers affect Mississippi River operations during their June 18-19, 2013 visit to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
If you think the Dead Zone is bad in the Gulf, keep reading. If these new diversions are put in place, our inside waters will look the same as the Dead Zone in the Gulf. It happens everywhere the river is dumped into our brackish or saltwater water. One of the largest hypoxia zones is located along the western coast of Louisiana and is attributed to nutrients transported into the Gulf of Mexico by the Mississippi River and transported westward by the prevailing winds. The Mississippi River incorporates nutrients from the Ohio, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Tennessee rivers, making the Mississippi the largest watershed in North America. In 2008, the Mississippi River watershed experienced severe rains and flooding. More than the yearly average of nutrients from nitrogen-rich fertilizer and phosphorous-rich cattle ranches surged down the flooded Mississippi River. The Army Corps of Engineers saw it necessary to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway to alleviate the amount of water coming toward New Orleans v ...
Electronics on the sea kayak 'Archerfish".. Marine Radio with Ch 16, and Noah weather, global marine gps measuring course, backtrack positions , Longitude/ Latitude , Tides , depth and memory, an electronic movie/ still camera, a cell phone, and a solar charger with a universal plug set. On the office or deck in a map case are complete charts from the Army Corps of engineers for the Mississippi River for headwaters to the gulf, the Ohio River, the Missouri River, the Mn River, The White River, and The Arkansas River to my door. A complete ditch kit is available, as well as a complete camp set, three water tight compartments, floats, extra paddles, dry suit, and between the ears many years of experience. I am certified at sea survival, weapons, other military training concerning survival tech, a former seaman, an 36 year EMT and have spent many long months alone in wild areas.. I carry Bear Spray and a weapon I pray never ever gets used... All long trips and only one day at a time. A good sail plan is pa . ...
Most Dangerous Cities in America 2. St. Louis, Mo. Unfortunately, it didn't fare much better when it comes to sex offenders per capital. 7. Kansas City, Missouri KC ranked as one of the worst cities for violent crime America’s worst city for alcohol abuse is 8. St. Louis, Missouri Worst US cities for raising kids 3rd St. Louis, Missouri It also has pollution problems: the city's particulate matter levels rank in the nation, while smog is at Along those lines, it is also the home of chemical and genetically modified food-giant Monsanto. If you raise a family here, you might consider home-schooling: the city's school district had its accreditation revoked by the Missouri Board of Education in 2006. On the upside, St. Louis features a world class symphony orchestra, a Six Flags Theme Park, and plenty of beer. Oh, did I mention that the Army Corps of Engineers is worried that St. Louis' Mississippi River levees may not hold much longer?
Information about the 2013 Spring Flood in the Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Mississippi River locks 16-22 to close due to flood: Army Corps - (Recasts)
Goal: Protect Louisiana black bears and their wetland habitat In Louisiana, black bears live in the wetlands surrounding the Mississippi River. Unfortunately, these beautiful habitats are being destroyed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Wetlands and flood planes typically protect inland areas and human populations from the worst effects of storms. By dramatically reducing wetlands, the Army Corps of Engineers will not only harm Louisiana’s black bear population, but it will also endanger the human environment. Urge Joseph Biden to lobby for the protection of this vulnerable habitat The US Senate is considering plans that would allow the Corps to bypass environmental regulations when planning and implementing large-scale construction projects. Groups like the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund are now asking that senators pass a Water Resources Management Act that not only protects wetlands along the Mississippi, but also the black bears living within them. Activists hope congress removes stipula ...
NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's two U.S. senators are continuing their push for completion of a project to close a 1,500-foot gap in a Mississippi River levee in Southeast Missouri. Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Claire McCaskill met Tuesday with representatives from the Army Corps of Engineer...
Miss. River shipping resumes after Army Corps fixes Illinois lock: A key stretch of the Mississippi River reopened...
Corps Praised for averting Mississippi River shutdown ST. LOUIS AP - Shippers who have idled towboats and lightened barge loads as the Mississippi River shrinks from drought credit the waterway's stewards for so far averting their worst fear: A potentially crippling shutdown of the artery used to move everything from corn and grain to construction materials and petroleum. Barge operators still are being squeezed financially because of restrictions on the waterway. But "the Army Corps of Engineers has done a great job of pulling rabbits out of their hat" by scrambling to rid one crucial river stretch of treacherous bedrock while strategically releasing water from lakes into the Mississippi to raise the river, said Rick Calhoun, president of Cargo Carriers, Cargill Inc.'s shipping arm with 1,300 barges. "We believed it was an oncoming crisis, and by hook and by crook it hasn't gotten as bad as we thought," he added. "That's great news." Barge industry trade groups had been critical of the corps, warning tha ...
Army Corps tamps down barge worries on Mississippi - (AP) Efforts taken to keep a crucial stretch of the drought-starved Mississippi River open to barge traffic should be sufficient to avert a shipping shutdown that the industry fears is imminent, Army Corps of Engineers and Coast Guard...
Barge companies plead for help on Mississippi By ROGER ALFORD Associated Press Dec 27, 2012 FRANKFORT — Several companies that operate barges on the drought-stricken Mississippi River have asked Gov. Steve Beshear to intervene by calling for a presidential disaster declaration. The companies, including three based in Paducah, said doing so could be a first step in getting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release water from the Missouri River to improve the flow of the Mississippi. Crounse Corp., Marquette Transportation Co., AEP River Operations, James Marine and Ingram Barge Co. made the appeal in a Dec. 20 letter because of delays in barge traffic. On the day the letter was penned, company officials said 15 towboats were waiting to travel an especially shallow portion of the Mississippi. “Barges are being loaded to less than full capacity and configured in smaller tow sizes in order to navigate through the restricted channel,” they wrote in the letter. Beshear has declined to ask for a presiden ...
Crews to begin blasting large rocks that are impeding navigation on the Mississippi River.
Private gathering on Monday in East Alton held to discuss keeping barge traffic moving on Mississippi River.
Politicians, Army Corps; industry representatives meet to discuss strategies for keeping Mississippi River open
Position is assigned to a shift on the Dredge Jadwin which is a Class I diesel-electrically powered dustpan pipeline dredge operating along the Mississippi River. Position is responsible for installing, repairing, maintaining, and inspecting all electrical, air conditioning, and heating equipment l...
The US Army Corps of Engineers will begin blasting rock in the Mississippi River in an attempt to deepen the channel this morning, which will cause restrictions on barge movement. A six-mile stretch of the river will be closed to shipping today to allow for the safe use of explosives. Barges will have to line up and wait for an eight-hour window when that stretch will be open. The Corps has also released water from a lake in Southern Illinois, which adds a few inches of depth to the river. Months of drought have left the Mississippi water levels up to 20 feet below normal from St. Louis to Cairo, Illinois.
DTN Military News: Corps of Engineers to remove rock from Mississippi River channel: The U.S. Army Corps of Engi...
In case you have not heard, Governor Pat Quinn submitted another letter last week calling for the expedited removal of rock pinnacles at the Thebes and Grand Tower area of the Mississippi River and has since learned that the Army Corps of Engineers have directed the St. Louis District to move the process forward using emergency procurement powers. Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider is pleased to hear the news as this project at Thebes is the best way to maintain crucial safe and navigable channels for freight movement for the Mid-Mississippi River region. Additional details are expected later this week.
Judge to toss Asian Carp suit if it's not changed CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago is threatening to permanently dismiss a lawsuit filed by five Great Lake states over threats posed by Asian Carp. U.S. District Judge John Tharp issued an order Monday dismissing the claims, but he says they can amend the lawsuit. He gave attorneys general from Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio and Pennsylvania until Jan. 11 to file amended claims against the Army Corps of Engineers. The lawsuit sought an order requiring the corps and Chicago's Metropolitan Water Reclamation District to create a physical barrier in waterways that connect Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River watershed to help prevent the invasive Asian Carp from getting into the Great Lakes. The judge says the action demanded by plaintiffs is outside the corps' authority. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.
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Army Corps of Engineers says situation not 'truly dire' yet.
Claire, with Sen. Roy Blunt and both Republican and Democratic colleagues, are urging the Army Corps of Engineers to keep the barges moving on the Mississippi River. Many businesses in Missouri and the region depend on river navigation. The Corps currently plans to reduce the water flow in the Mississippi, putting jobs and businesses at risk. As Claire said, “Jobs depend on this critical access, and I’ll keep working to protect those jobs.” Read the letter here:
Washington, Nov 20 - Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) spear-headed a bipartisan letter, co-signed by over sixty of his House colleagues, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeking a resolution over growing concerns about impaired barge traffic down the Mississippi River. Barge traffic could be sever...
If left in its natural state, the Mississippi River would have shifted most of its flow to the Atchafalaya course during the 1950s. Since then, however, the U.S. Army Corps of Engi- neers has held the Mississippi in its present course so that the United States can continue to use the river for navigation and commerce, to avoid the tremendous cost of moving industrial and other operations that depend on its present location, and to prevent flood- ing. This containment of the river has created the current dilemma of excessive rates of erosion and subsidence, with increased vulnerability to hurricane effects, in the coastal regions of the state. If the river were allowed to shift its course naturally and to flood, its sediment would replenish the wetlands and coastal marshes that are now deteriorating, restore the land as it subsides, and provide nutrients vital to coastal fisheries. As it is, the river is held in an overextended course that has reached the edge of the Continental Shelf, and most of its sedi ...
New Orleans – Beginning November 5, 2012, the Mississippi River levee multi-purpose access path between the Jefferson Parish line and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District Headquarters will be closed to residential use. This closure is a part of the Carrollton Mississippi River Levee...
The National Geographic special on the Mississippi River reminds me that my Uncle Oscar worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Rest in peace, uncle.
Explore life on the Mississippi River! Find out how different communities, farming families, and the US Army Corps of Engineers have all utilized the river.  Choose your own adventure on the river with the Mississippi Trail Interactive.  Hear what the 1927 flood was like for a family that lived thro...
Part 3. and did you notice the huge amounts of "dry air" that surrounded the storm and actually moved from quadrant to quadrant.Do you think this is a natural action of nature? It is NOT! This storm had EVERY opportunity to grow more powerful, but it was manipulated to follow a prescribed path and maintain a low intensity level... for what purpose you ask?? .Just weeks before Isaac formed, the US Army Corps of Engineers had just completed a renewal project on the leeve system and the worlds largest pumping system in and around the greater New Orleans area... it needed to be tested... and the Mississippi River commercial traffic was all bottled up due to low water levels and the heatland breadbasket was suffering a severe drought.
People 1/4 mile away outside of the protection levers are really in trouble and already on rooves.its still really bad.more water than anyone expected from a tropical storm.which this thing is NOT!.The National Weather Associations, predictions fail them miserably with a slow moving storm like this.Thoughts and prayers to my friends west of me.my family and I are safe.wish I could help the people in need.The water coming in from the marsh/gulf is trying to top the Mississippi river levees just outside if the Army Corps of Engineers new protection.its very surreal and bittersweat.
A friend at the Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg, Mississippi (right on the river) just informed me that the Mississippi River at Belle Chasse (the southern edge of the New Orleans area with no flood gates or pump stations) has risen almost 9 feet in the past 18 hours and is actually flowing upstream at 136,000 cubic feet per second! That is 89 percent the downstream flow of the Columbia River at The Dalles (Oregon) at this very moment! He also says that Isaac seems to be stalling out just west of the birdfoot delta of the Mississippi River, which might exacerbate this situation. It is beginning to look like the Mississippi River levees in the greater New Orleans area might end up being the choke point for potential catastrophic flooding. At minimum, those earthen levees may be really tested in the next 12 hours or so. Please keep everyone threatened by Hurricane Isaac very actively in your prayers.
Ken Holder with Army Corps of Engineers did not sound concerned about this upriver surge of the Mississippi River and expressed confidence in the Corps' "connection with Plaquemines Parish." Yet, it sounded as though he and Nungesser had not spoken since the Nungesser's on-air upriver surge observation. The Weather Channel is attempting to get Nungesser back on the air.
Mississippi River traffic shut down near Greenville-on , what the Army Corps is doing to keep commerce going.
Michael Snyder: The worst drought in more than 50 years is having a devastating impact on the Mississippi River. The Mississippi has become very thin and very narrow, and if it keeps on dropping there is a very real possibility that all river traffic ...
11-mile stretch of Mississippi River closed.
Record drought has tested the river and the Army Corps of Engineers, which is attempting to keep it open.
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Low water forces closure of 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River; 97 ... - Washington Post
11-mile stretch of Mississippi River closed: Nearly 100 boats and barges were waiting for passage Monday along an...
We had a great day today at the Summer Of Paddling event on the Mississippi River in West Alton, MO. Hundreds of people had their first paddling experience at this signature event of the President's Great Outdoor Initiative. The US Army Corps of Engineers, US Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service, St. Charles County Parks, the Mississippi River Water Trail Association, the Audubon Society and many more agencies came together for this fantastic day on the water. Special thanks to the St. Louis Canoe & Kayak Club who provided volunteer safety boaters. We were proud to participate in this national event.
Salt water moving up the Mississippi River...
Another sideshow to the worst drought in US history. "The Mississippi River has been closed temporarily as contractors placed a pipeline in the Mississippi River to build an underwater barrier that the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) says will stop the advance of salt water."
America’s record-breaking drought is drying up the Mississippi River, which is vital for commercial travel. If the country’s largest river system continues to rapidly shrink, all river traffic could get shut down and cost the US $300 million a day.
Mississippi River closed to shipping traffic as work on sill begins: Army Corps of Engine...
State of Louisiana, Army Corps spar over efforts to fight saltwater in Mississippi River
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers method for dealing with salt water creeping up the Mississippi River has sparked a fight with the State of Louisiana over a nearby coastal project. The state plans a
June 10, 2012 US Army Corps of Engineers work barge dredging sand from bottom of Mississippi River just north of Savanna Illinois.
Army Corps spox on keeping the Mississippi River open to barges during drought: "We're dredging around the clock"
Bad day for recreational boaters, Mississippi River lower Pool 2.
The Army Corps of Engineers uses a process called revetment to reinforce the Mississippi River shore.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, reminds the public to practice safe boating when recreating on the Mississippi River th ...
Round 2: US Army Corps of Engineers to again close the 3 metro lock&dams to rec boats at 10a tmrw due to rising Mississippi river
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Army Corps Of Engineers' Jim Pogue discusses blowing a mile wide section of the Birds Point Levee. The Mississippi River his dropped 1 foot as of this mornin...
Whether pleasure boating or commercial barge, Old Man River is dictating the terms. The Army Corps of Engineers expects the upper three locks on the Mississippi River to remain closed to boaters until mid-June.
VICKSBURG TO COMMEMORATE 2011 HISTORIC FLOOD Vicksburg: The City of Vicksburg, in conjunction with the US Army Corps of Engineers – Vicksburg District, will commemorate the 2011 historical Mississippi River flood with a ceremony on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The Mississippi River crested in Vicksburg on May 19, 2011, setting a record at 57.1 feet. The ceremony will be held at the Vicksburg waterfront and will include the official high water floodwall marking.Mayor Paul E. Winfield, along with other federal, state and local dignitaries, will address the crowd. The event is open to the public. Reserved parking is available for officials and media inside the floodwall by entering through the Clay Street entrance. All other parking will be outside the floodwall near the Old Depot building.
The Myrtle Grove sediment diversion is a linchpin of Louisiana's groundbreaking plan to restore the coast and repair damage inflicted by the BP oil disaster. However, the State and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are considering permits for the construction of a massive coal export terminal right n...
Following the record 2011 Mississippi River flood, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is leading the recovery effort to repair up to $2 billion in damages to t...
Morganza Spillway opens on Mississippi River, but situation still anxious for Army Corps, La. residents, officials.
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