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

Richard, Stokes honored

Marneshia V. Richard and Charles E. Stokes Jr., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District employees, have been selected to be honored in the category of Modern-Day Technology Leader by the Council of Engineering Deans of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Lockheed Martin Corporation and U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine. Richard is a […] [...]

Corps chooses Hengst

Thomas L. Hengst has recently been chosen as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ chief of river operations at the Vicksburg District. Prior to his new appointment, Hengst served as the chief of flood control and hydropower. He has also held the positions of project manager and senior project manager in the programs, projects […] [...]

Sorrells selected as chief

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District team member Michael Sorrells, a civil engineer with the Engineering and Construction Division, was recently selected as chief of the water control management section. He has served as a team leader in the Vicksburg District’s Modeling, Mapping and Consequences Center with responsibility for leading engineers from […] [...]

Koeppel wins award

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District team member Christopher Koeppel recently received the Planner of the Year Award. Koeppel was nominated for his work at the Multi-Agency Interpretive Center in Rolling Fork. His selection for the award was based upon his collaboration and consultations with the community, stakeholders, federal and state agencies […] [...]

Goldman named best

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Headquarters, Washington, D.C., recently named Ronald C. Goldman the 2012 USACE Engineer of the Year. Goldman is director of the Modeling, Mapping and Consequences Production Center (MMC) at the USACE Vicksburg District, which he established in 2009. As a registered professional engineer, supports the engineering vocation by actively […] [...]

Corps promotes Carter

Michael W. Carter has been chosen as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ supervisory natural resources Manager at the Vicksburg District’s Arkabutla Lake, located near Coldwater. Prior to his new appointment, Carter served as supervisory natural management specialist at the Bay Springs Lake on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway near Booneville. He began his career with […] [...]

Watkins earns promotion

Carol Watkins was recently promoted to chief of the resource management office with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District office. Watkins, as resource management officer, will be responsible for developing and administering all district-level resource management and financial management activities. Being a certified defense financial manager, she will provide budget and financial guidance […] [...]

Delta Council: Anguish of 2011 flood abates with new planting season

CLEVELAND — Mississippi Delta farmers took a hit estimated as high as $80 million in last spring’s flooding. But as is the custom in the Delta, despair must give way to renewed optimism with the arrival of the spring planting season. The financial consequences of the Mississippi River flooding last spring that submerged 200 square […] [...]

Army Corps of Engineers: Backwater levees must be raised or face de-certification

The Mississippi Delta may finally be drying out after an historic flood inundated 200 square miles of the region last spring. But the flood left behind a giant-sized worry for the region — the prospect of de-certification of the Yazoo Backwater Levee. Federal officials say the recent flooding showed the 27-mile long flood protection berm […] [...]

NOAA’s spring flood forecast is welcome news for everyone

It was this time last year that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its spring flood forecast for the Mississippi River Basin that used words like “historic” and “catastrophic.” It proved to be a prophecy, as a 100-year flood deluged areas near the Mississippi River and its backwater tributaries. Mississippi was among the hardest […] [...]

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