Posts Tagged ‘Army Corps of Engineers’

Cochran questions EPA over forest roads, flood control

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) yesterday questioned whether the Environmental Protection Agency can be more cooperative in dealing with other agencies when assessing environmental matters related to forests and flood control projects. Cochran participated in a Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to review the FY2015 budget request for the EPA. Cochran offered questions […] [...]

Governor declares emergency ahead of Karen; river, reefs closing

GULF OF MEXICO — Tropical Storm Karen was poised to become the first named storm to hit the U.S. during what had been a relatively quiet hurricane season. Karen was forecast to lash the northern Gulf Coast over the weekend as a weak hurricane or tropical storm. A hurricane watch was in effect from Grand […] [...]

Report: Levees prevented $234 billion in damages in 2011 flood

by Published: March 1,2013

Tags: Army Corps of Engineers, levee, Mississippi River

The levees along the Mississippi River and its backwater tributaries generally did what they were supposed to do during the 2011 flood. In the process, the levees prevented $234 billion in damages. Those were two major takeaways from a pair of documents the Mississippi Valley Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released last […] [...]

District chooses Foxworth

by Published: January 14,2013

Tags: Army Corps of Engineers, Dana Foxworth, VICKSBURG

The Corps’ Vicksburg District recently selected Dana Foxworth as a civil engineer to begin working in the hydraulics branch of the Mapping, Modeling, and Consequences Production Center. She has worked as a co-op student at the Corps’ Greenwood Area Office since 2010 in the construction branch. Foxworth graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor […] [...]

Windham appointed chief

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Vicksburg District team member Joey Windham was recently selected as chief of the modeling branch of the Modeling, Mapping and Consequences Production Center (MMC). As chief of the branch Windham will be responsible for the overall management and coordination. He will also serve as senior technical reviewer […] [...]

Corps takes stock of needed flood-protection repairs

The Army Corps of Engineers says it will begin notifying communities along the Mississippi River this month whether damage from last year’s historic flood poses a further threat should the river reach flood levels again this year. The corps has been doing assessments in recent months of damages to levees, structures and navigation channels, said […] [...]

Glass of Port, please

Port boss: Not likely diverted traffic would head to Gulfport One of the State Port of Gulfport’s nearest competitors is under the threat of flooding from the Mississippi River. But unless projections by the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard change, the Port of New Orleans will be able to handle its […] [...]

Market flooded? Not likely this year

NWS says only minor flooding is expected for river in Mississippi For as long as they have been open, Mississippi’s riverside casinos have enjoyed the Mississippi River as their greatest asset, depending on its almost hypnotic views to draw folks to their gaming floors, hotel rooms, restaurants and golf courses. The River, though, could potentially […] [...]

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