Posts Tagged ‘U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’

Casino developers given 15-day deadline for lease renewal

D’IBERVILLE — The developers of Oyster Bay Casino have 15 days to renew their lease for Fountain Beach and they say they will. The Sun Herald reports the lease has expired today on the city-owned Back Bay land where the developers want to build a casino. The mayor and City Council voted this week to […] [...]

Corps to shut down campgrounds due to federal budget impasse

VICKSBURG — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is preparing for the closure of USACE-operated campgrounds and day-use parks nationwide beginning today if the potential shutdown of the federal government goes into effect for lack of fiscal 2014 funding legislation. Affected recreational areas would not reopen until after the shutdown is lifted. Some USACE-operated […] [...]

Alabama developer’s wetlands trial reset for October

HANCOCK COUNTY — An Alabama real estate developer’s trial on federal charges of wetlands and Clean Water Act violations in Hancock County has been changed to Oct. 7 because of problems brought on by budget cuts. The Sun Herald reports the trial of William R. Miller, of Fairhope, Ala., was set for last week but […] [...]

Delayed by high water, mat sinking unit prepares to launch

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) is scheduled to begin laying articulated concrete mats on the banks of the Mississippi River Aug. 26. The MSU is the only one of its kind in the world and performs one of the most important jobs in […] [...]

Rosemary Spears retires from Army Corps of Engineers

Rosemary Spears, chief of the finance and accounting branch of the resource management office, has retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District after 43 years of service. Spears began her career in August 1969 as a voucher examiner in the office of the comptroller, finance and accounting branch. In September 1980, she […] [...]

Dropping river allows Corps to reopen flood gates

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — After recently enduring near record high stages, the Mississippi River has begun to decrease in water levels, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Forecasters predict the Mississippi River will fall rapidly over the next seven to ten days, from 36 feet to approximately 21 feet on the Vicksburg gauge. The […] [...]

Corps hires firm to finish post-Katrina beach restoration

PASCAGOULA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hired Tropical World to begin the final phase of Hurricane Isaac repairs to the Pascagoula Beach. The Sun Herald reports work began yesterday to further replenish sand and riprap, clean and restore the concrete mats, and correct filter fabric that is exposed. Jaci Turner, the city’s planning, […] [...]

Jamie Richmond receives Corps of Engineers honor

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District has presented the prestigious Ranger of the Year Award to Jamie Richmond, a ranger at Arkabutla Lake in North Mississippi. Richmond is a native of Dexter, Mo., and began her career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, in 1997 as a […] [...]

Corps of Engineers picks Tom Shaw

by Published: May 17,2013

Tags: engineering, Tom Shaw, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District recently appointed Tom Shaw as the new chief of Flood Control and Hydropower Section in the Project Resource Management Branch. Shaw will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of over 1,400 miles of levees and multiple flood control projects on the Mississippi River levee system in […] [...]

Vroman made chief

by Published: March 8,2013

Tags: Noah Vroman, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, VICKSBURG

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently selected Noah Vroman as the new levee safety branch chief of the Dam and Levee Safety Modifications Production Center. Vroman began his career at the Vicksburg District as a civil engineer in the geotechnical branch in 2003. He has served as a research geotechnical engineer, dam […] [...]

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