Posts Tagged ‘engineer’

Governor wants bill to force Corps to release water into river

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is urging U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to sponsor legislation that would force the Army Corps of Engineers to release water from dams on the Missouri River to raise the water level on the Mississippi River, where drought conditions could soon halt barge traffic. Beshear, a Democrat, […] [...]

Landfill reaching capacity; engineers recommend expansion

by Associated Press Published: November 30,2012

Tags: city, engineer, engineering, expansion, garbage, government, landfill, municipal, municipality, trash, water

COLUMBUS — Engineers have told the city of Columbus that its landfill will run out of space in three years. The Columbus Dispatch reports engineers say the city had three options: expand the landfill, close it and open a new one or get out of the trash dumping business. Neel-Schaffer Engineering project manager Steve Cockerham […] [...]

Leaders hoping to meet with Corps over critically low river

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Federal lawmakers from Mississippi River states hope their meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers addresses the waterway’s critically low levels, which threaten to bring barge traffic to a halt. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois will join colleagues from middle America during a meeting today in Washington with Army Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen […] [...]

More officials voice concern over Corps’ plan for reservoir

by Associated Press Published: November 16,2012

Tags: boat, boater, boating, drought, dry, engineer, engineering, flood, flood control, navigation, rain, reservoir, river, ship, shipper, shipping, water, Weather

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri are joining the chorus expressing concern over the Army Corps of Engineers plan to reduce flow from an Missouri River reservoir, potentially affecting shipping on the Mississippi River. The Corps has said that around Nov. 23 it will reduce the flow at […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Officials plead for more water in river; Corps hiring more workers

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and the barge industry are imploring the federal government to keep water flowing on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers or face potential “economic disaster.” The nearly year-long drought has left many waterways at historic lows. Nixon sent a letter urging the Army Corps of Engineers to rethink plans […] [...]

Corps sends personnel to areas affected by Sandy

VICKSBURG — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has tasked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to assist with the disaster relief mission underway in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Three Vicksburg District employees, Jasper Lummus, Greg Williams and Lamar Jenkins are onsite serving as subject matter experts for debris removal efforts in Philadelphia, Pa., […] [...]

Corps beginning work on levee-raising project

by Associated Press Published: October 29,2012

Tags: disaster, engineer, engineering, flood, flood control, flooding, levee, natural disaster, rain, river, severe weather, water, Weather

ISSAQUENA COUNTY — Work to raise 4.7 miles of the Mississippi River levee in Issaquena County is beginning and should take a year to complete, the Army Corps of Engineers says. Raising the levee southwest of Onward requires asphalt to be removed from Highway 465 where part of the levee crests, the corps tells The […] [...]

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. […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer makes magazine’s reader’s choice list

JACKSON — The consulting engineering firm Neel-Schaffer made the Top 50 Road & Highway Design Firms List released by Roads and Bridges. Each year the magazine sends a survey out to its government (departments of transportation) readers, who in turn select the firms they prefer to work with out on the jobsite. The results are […] [...]

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