Posts Tagged ‘levee’

Corps’ work on Steele Bayou project delayed due to high water

VICKSBURG — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District’s work on the Steel Bayou Drainage Structure Outlet Channel Repair Project near the Mississippi Highway 465 bridge is approximately 88 percent complete. Work was delayed because the contractor was unable to move upstream of Highway 465 to complete rock work due to high […] [...]

Portions of Delta highway to close as Corps strengthens levee

ISSAQUENA COUNTY and WARREN COUNTY — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is working to complete the Mississippi River levee enlargement projects along Mississippi Highway 465. This work will necessitate the temporary closing of portions of Highway 465 to all through traffic. The work areas are located in Warren and Issaquena Counties. […] [...]

Victims of Katrina and Rita get letter from Corps denying claims

NEW ORLEANS — In a postscript to ill-fated damage claims made against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Corps has sent out about 565,000 letters formally notifying victims of those storms that their claims have been denied. The Corps released a copy of the one-page letter yesterday. It is […] [...]

Bill amendment aimed at giving state say in La. levee project

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Senate has accepted an amendment authored by U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) aimed at giving Mississippi a role in a proposed levee project that could result in new flood threats to the Mississippi Gulf Coast if not carefully studied with input from affected parties. The Cochran amendment was incorporated into […] [...]

Forecasters predict higher, later river crest at Vicksburg

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Mississippi River is now predicted to crest Friday at 44 feet in Vicksburg. The forecast is a foot higher and a day later than predicted last week. Forecasters tell the Vicksburg Post the updated projection is based on rainfall amounts in areas near tributaries that feed the Lower Mississippi. The river […] [...]

Senator introduces amendments in wake of La. levee flak

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has introduced a series of amendments intended to ensure the safety of Mississippians from flooding or storm surge threats that might result from a new flood control proposal for Louisiana. To various degrees, the three Cochran amendments to the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (S.601 or […] [...]

State officials concerned about La. levee plan

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he’s worried that a proposed levee in Louisiana could place low-lying areas of south Mississippi in danger of flooding. Hosemann told The Sun Herald he’s concerned about a proposal being considered to build a 24-foot barrier levee near Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana. The plan is one of several […] [...]

Lawmakers tout report on flood insurance and levees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) are citing a newly released study of the federal flood insurance program in support of their ongoing efforts to prevent homeowners and businesses from being forced to purchase flood insurance policies if they are already protected by accredited levees. The senators responded to […] [...]

State awards county grant for KiOR site work

NATCHEZ — Adams County has received $3.9 million in grants from the state for work on a levee and new water system on the former Belwood County Club property, the future site of KiOR’s Natchez alternative fuel production facility. The Natchez Democrat reports the county initially had sought to borrow the money to partially finance […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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