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

Forecasters predict highest Mississippi River level since the great flood of 1927

by Clay Chandler Published: April 29,2011

Tags: Austin Golding, Flood of 1927, Mississippi River, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, VICKSBURG

If your livelihood depends on safely navigating the Mississippi River, there are numbers that have nothing to do with revenue and expenses that can chill you to the bone. If you’re Austin Golding, that number is 51. Fifty-one feet is as high as the River’s water level at the Vicksburg flood gauge can go before […] [...]

Passmore retiring from ERDC

After almost 30 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 15 years of them spent at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, ERDC Environmental Laboratory (EL) deputy director Dr. Michael Passmore will retire in June. Passmore earned a bachelor’s in 1974 and a master’s in 1977, both in wildlife science from […] [...]

BP’s ability questioned as Gulf oil chokes marshes

BARATARIA BAY, La. — The Gulf of Mexico oil spill seeped miles deeper into Louisiana’s fragile marshes, making it tougher to clean up or to rescue wildlife like the brown pelican, as the federal government questioned whether BP will be able plug its blown-out well on the seabed. With frustration mounting at the global oil […] [...]

Corps looking to widen bayou

by Associated Press Published: March 2,2010

Tags: maritime traffic, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

JACKSON COUNTY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has launched an environmental study of widening Bayou Casotte in Jackson County. John Crane, project manager with the corps, said Feb. 25 that work on the environmental impact statement could take from 18 to 36 months. The Mississippi Press reports the study will examine widening the […] [...]

Corps certifies Pearl River levees

by Associated Press Published: February 25,2010

Tags: flood, levees, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

JACKSON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the Pearl River levees in Hinds and Rankin counties meet the requirements for certification for the 100-year flood. Corps officials say certification for the east and west banks will remain valid for a period not to exceed 10 years. The corps recently completed a six-month evaluation […] [...]

Corps awards Delta levee contract

by Associated Press Published: February 23,2010

Tags: flood control, levee, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ISSAQUENA COUNTY — A Greenwood company will begin work soon on a 4.7-mile Mississippi River levee enlargement in Issaquena County at a cost of $10 million. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded the contract to Kenneth R. Thompson Builders Inc. for the levee enlargement between Goose Lake Road and Fitler. The contractor has initiated […] [...]

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