Posts Tagged ‘engineers’

Corps gives notice to proceed on Delta project

by Published: October 14,2011

Tags: engineers, flood control, flooding, floods, river, sediment

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District has given a notice to proceed with work on the Big Sunflower, Steele Bayou Sediment Reduction Structures project. The contract designation, W912EE-11-C-0008, in the amount of $878,577, was awarded to RAF Contracting Inc. of Columbus. This Corps project reduces sediment loads, which naturally deposit […] [...]

NVision wins ERDC contract to survey Great Lakes

HANCOCK COUNTY — NVision Solutions Inc. has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg to provide aerial-data collection services for the entire Great Lakes Region coastline to help with flood plain management. Terms were not disclosed. NVision will provide seamless, high-resolution oblique color images along approximately […] [...]

Corps already at work strengthening levee system

by Published: April 28,2011

Tags: engineers, floods, levees

ISSAQUENA COUNTY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District (Corps) is working to strengthen a section of the main line Mississippi River levee system at Buck Chute near Eagle Lake. A sand boil is when water seepage move materials under or through the levee during high water stages. The work consists of clearing […] [...]

Legislators: Corps’ dredging policy hurting river commerce

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — American merchandise and farm products intended for export via the Mississippi River are being hampered due to a lack of dredging activity on lower reaches of the river, U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) asserted in a letter sent April 1 to President Obama. Cochran and Wicker signed a letter […] [...]

Q&A: Judy Adams, Executive Director, American Council of Engineering Companies of Mississippi

Engineering success Despite economy, engineers still going strong Judy Adams is executive director for the American Council of Engineering Companies of Mississippi, which has approximately 100 member firms in the Magnolia State.  She recently sat down with the Mississippi Business Journal’s Nash Nunnery to discuss this business association for engineers and the involvement of the […] [...]

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