Posts Tagged ‘boater’

Corps to reduce flow from reservoir; could worsen low-water problem

by Associated Press Published: November 14,2012

Tags: boat, boater, boating, engineer, engineering, federal agency, flodding, flood, flood control, navigation, reservoir, river, ship, shipper, shipping, water

MISSOURI RIVER — The Army Corps of Engineers will proceed with plans to reduce the flow from an upper Missouri River reservoir despite concerns that it will worsen low-water problems on the Mississippi River, officials told The Associated Press yesterday. The Corps expects to cut the flow from the Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota […] [...]

Boat facility to be razed after land swap proposal fails

by Associated Press Published: November 8,2012

Tags: bid, boat, boater, boating, contract, government, harbor, land, property, raze, state agency, storage, swap, torn down

OCEAN SPRINGS — The state Department of Marine Resources is going to tear down and remove the large boat storage shed it owns in Ocean Springs Harbor. The Sun Herald reports it will not be swapped for land on Back Bay in Biloxi. Bill Walker, head of the DMR, said Wednesday they couldn’t work out […] [...]

City divides harbor project after higher-than-ecxpected bids

by Associated Press Published: November 2,2012

Tags: bid, boat, boater, boating, builder, building, city, construction, contract, government, habor, municipal, municipality, outdoor, water sports

PASS CHRISTIAN — The city of Pass Christian has split its harbor improvements project into three parts. Mayor Chipper McDermott tells WLOX-TV the decision was made after bids came in higher than expected on the $33-million project. McDermott said the phase one dredging work is already finished and phase two, which involves concrete pilings, is […] [...]

State agency exploring potential land swap on Coast

by Associated Press Published: October 19,2012

Tags: boat, boat storage, boater, boating, land, marine resources, property, real estate, state agency, swap, trade

OCEAN SPRINGS and BILOXI — Lawyers at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are looking at a proposal to swap land and businesses the DMR owns at the Ocean Springs Harbor for acreage in Biloxi. A DMR spokeswoman tells the Sun Herald legal discussions are taking place. The move would enable a 168-boat storage shed […] [...]

Corps’ Mat Sinking Unit working overtime on lowered river

by MBJ Staff Published: October 16,2012

Tags: boat, boater, engineer, engineering, maritime, navigation, river, ship, shipping, transportation, travel, water

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Vicksburg District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) reports it is currently working on the Mississippi River near Mayersville on river mile 495. Thus far this season the MSU has placed 167,391 squares or approximately 384 acres of articulated concrete mats on the banks of the Mississippi River. […] [...]

Chancellor to rule soon on county’s bid to leave waterway district

by Associated Press Published: August 28,2012

Tags: bench, boat, boater, boating, county government, courts, district, fishing, law, legal, skiing, swimming, water, waterway

PURVIS — A specially appointed chancellor said he would make a ruling within the next few days on whether Lamar County has a state-given right to leave the Pat Harrison Waterway District. The Hattiesburg American reports Chancellor Hollis McGehee was asked yesterday to decide on Lamar County’s request for a partial summary judgment. The county […] [...]

Corn prices high, but low river remains huge concern

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The drought across the nation’s Corn Belt is contributing to record high grain prices and near-record low river levels, both of which are impacting Mississippi’s corn. Corn prices are at $8 per bushel and have been trading in that range for the past couple of weeks. This is compared to about $5.20 […] [...]

Grounded barge forces another closing of Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Another barge grounding near Greenville has closed the Mississippi River to shipping. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Robert Anderson said a barge ran past buoys marking the shipping channel Saturday evening. Coast Guard Petty Officer Ryan Tippets said yesterday it was refloated, but vessel traffic was not expected to resume before today. […] [...]

Offshore drilling opponents have say; all eyes on MDA chief

GULF OF MEXICO — Opponents of offshore drilling in Mississippi Sound say state officials didn’t do enough to consult with others or properly consider all possible economic impacts, such as whether drilling would hurt tourism. The superintendent of the Gulf Islands National Seashore and an opponent who wrote an economic study questioning the benefits of […] [...]

Sediment from last year’s flood impacting dredging on low river

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Army Corps of Engineers says the historic flood of 2011 dumped more sediment than usual in the lower Mississippi River and rivers in Arkansas and Louisiana. And this year’s extreme low water and low flow are leaving it there. The corps’ Vicksburg office says that’s also making normal dredging very difficult, […] [...]

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