Posts Tagged ‘flood control’

High water has Corps closely monitoring levees

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Army Corps of Engineers says it’s keeping an eye on Mississippi River levees because the river is high. The twice-weekly checks are a precaution because the water is expected to remain high for a while. The Corps said yesterday patrols began this week for levees along the east bank of the […] [...]

Judicial panel does not rule on Yazoo Pump controversy

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — A Mississippi levee board asked a federal appeals court yesterday to revive a $220 million Yazoo River flood control project that was vetoed by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2008 over concerns that it would harm wetlands and wildlife. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New […] [...]

Panel to hear levee board’s appeal of Yazoo Pumps ruling

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — A Mississippi levee board is asking a federal appeals court to revive a $220 million flood control project that the Environmental Protection Agency vetoed in 2008, claiming it would harm wetlands and wildlife. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is scheduled to hear arguments […] [...]

Corps of Engineers in race with river to identify 2011 flood damage

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, is identifying and developing communication strategies for the elevated threat in the Mississippi River’s flood risk reduction system brought about by 2011 flood damages. A USACE regional flood preparedness team is currently building on Mississippi River damage assessment information, which includes levees, reservoirs, […] [...]

Corps in race with river to repair flood damage

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — After the monumental flood of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi Valley Division reports it has inspected and completed damage assessments reports for all levees, channel improvements, navigation channels and structures associated with the Mississippi River and Tributaries (MR&T). From the damage assessments, a prioritized list of critical repairs was […] [...]

Controversial Yazoo Pumps back in the courtroom

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — A federal appeals court has scheduled arguments for Feb. 9 in New Orleans on efforts by a Mississippi levee board to revive a long-debated federal pump project. The Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners appealed a Mississippi federal judge’s dismissal of its lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A three-judge panel of […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Corps of Engineers to reinforce part of levee system

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend $3.1 million to reinforce parts of the mainline Mississippi River levee at Lake Albemarle and Buck Chute. The Vicksburg Post reports that both were places the Corps and state levee officials scrambled to patch sand boils and stop sliding during the Mississippi River flood […] [...]

Corps may have to work on levees with no appropriation

WEST MISSISSIPPI — An engineer says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may have to undertake work on the Mississippi River Levee system with no supplemental appropriation from Congress. The Vicksburg Post reports that Lt. Col. Greg Raimondo, a corps engineer, told a civic club in Vicksburg that for fiscal 2012, the Corps expects about […] [...]

Flood gates close, but levee debate heats up

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The Steele Bayou Flood Control Structure has been re-opened. The Steele Bayou structure is located north of Vicksburg and was built in 1969 to provide backwater protection from the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers. The gates were closed on 25 April in anticipation of the historic flood water levels of 2011. These gates, […] [...]

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