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Corps of Engineers looking for R&D ideas from inventors

VICKSBURG — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is seeking new and innovative ways to improve its products and services to the public. Inventors are urged to submit their research and developmental ideas to USACE for evaluation and development. The submission and evaluation process along with some guidelines to protect the patentable right you may have on your ...

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With river dropping, Corps scrambling to keep ports dredged

MISSISSIPPI RIVER  — This year due to low water levels throughout the region and past flood damages, the Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend approximately $6.84 million on port dredging in an attempt to keep ports in operation. Dredging will be performed through contracted dredging at six ports along the Mississippi River. The $6.84 million ...

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Corps: New National Wetland Plant List now available

VICKSBURG —The updated National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) is now available, reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District. The NWPL plays a critical role in wetland determinations under the Clean Water Act. Wetlands are evaluated using three parameters — soils, hydrology and vegetation. Using sampling protocols outlined in the Regional Supplements to the 1987 wetland delineation manual, the ...

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Corps reports museum nearing completion; opening set for July

VICKSBURG — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s construction of the Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Center is nearing completion. The museum will consist of a two-story, 20,000-square-foot building attached to the Motor Vessel Mississippi. The building will include a reception area, orientation theater, interactive displays and exhibits and a classroom/activity room. Displays and exhibits inside ...

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Engineers name U.S. 82 bridge as one of most innovative projects

GREENVILLE — The new U.S. 82 Missis­sippi River Bridge was re­cently recognized by the American Council of Engineering Compa­nies as one of the world’s most inno­vative projects of the year. The Engineering Excellence Awards brings together over 600 indus­try and government lead­ers each year to distinguish the best achievements of the engineering profession. “Everywhere I go around the state and ...

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UM educator, wife, give $100K for new scholarship fund

OXFORD — An educator, hydroscience and engineering researcher and administrator whose work has brought international attention to the University of Mississippi for more than four decades has contributed $100,000 to create an endowment encouraging other university professionals in their work. Sam S.Y. Wang — the founding director of UM’s National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering, known as NCCHE — ...

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Neel-Schaffer moves up in ranking of largest engineering firms

JACKSON — Neel-Schaffer Inc. has earned the ranking of 211 in the 2012 Top 500 Design Firms in the country by Engineering News-Record (ENR). “As we continue to navigate an uncertain economy, our employees’ commitment to client service is the driving force of the ranking of Neel-Schaffer,” said Hibbett Neel, president, Neel-Schaffer. The Top 500 Design Firms list, which is ...

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Alabama engineering firm opens office in Capital City

JACKSON — The engineering firm Volkert Inc. has opened an office in Jackson. The Mobile, Ala.-based firm has over 600 employees and operates 21 offices in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Volkert vice president Darrell Broome, who joined the firm in 2011, is managing the Jackson office. Prior to that, he worked for the Mississippi Department of Transportation ...

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Corps gets additional funding for flood control repairs

VICKSBURG — The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently received an additional $140 million in funding from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act. These funds will be used toward 81 Mississippi Rivers and Tributaries (MR&T) projects affected by the historic 2011 flood. The District developed a list of projects that will benefit from this additional funding that will ...

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Economist: River silt could cost billions

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The U.S. economy faces losing billions of dollars in trade unless the Army Corps of Engineers’ budget for dredging the Mississippi River is increased to prevent the river from silting in, according to a new study commissioned by businesses that rely on the river. Every year, the corps keeps the channel open with dredges that remove mud ...

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