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

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 […] [...]

Three earn De Fleury medals

Three employees at the U.S. Army Engineer Research Development Center in Vicksburg recently received de Fleury medals in a special ceremony presented by ERDC Commander Col. Kevin Wilson. Dr. Jeffery Holland, ERDC director, received the Silver Order of the de Fleury medal, while Dr. William Martin, director of the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) and […] [...]

Clay County buys port property

WEST POINT — Clay County has taken ownership of much of the Port of Clay on the Tombigbee River. Former Clay County Chancery Clerk Robbie Robinson says that since 1984 the county has been leasing the land in five year increments. The final lease installment will end in October of 2015. As the final lease […] [...]

Crop insurance rates skyrocket after summer floods

Midwestern farmers who saw their land swamped by summer flooding may be socked again with steep increases in their crop insurance premiums, the expensive result of the failure to fix broken levees before the winter snow and next spring’s rains. The Missouri River rose to record levels this year after the U.S. Army Corps of […] [...]

Ebersole honored for service at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

by Published: December 4,2011

Tags: Ashley Ebersole, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

Ashley Ebersole, emergency management specialist for the Vicksburg District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was presented the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service for exceptional performance during the 2011 Alabama spring tornadoes response and recovery efforts. Ebersole was attached to the Mobile District and was the local government liaison officer who coordinated the staffing of local […] [...]

Shaw earns PZMP

by Published: November 20,2011

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

Tom Shaw, project manager in the Programs and Projects Management Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently earned the right to add the title of project management professional (PMP) to his list of accolades. The PMP certification identifies those in the project management profession that have proven themselves proficient in their […] [...]

Robinson wins award

Lanny R. Robinson, deputy district counsel for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District, recently received the 2011 Bert P. Pettinato Award for Public Service. This is one of the highest awards given by the Headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Robinson’s concentration is in contract claims and litigation and maritime cases […] [...]

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