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Corps in race with river to repair flood damage

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — After the monumental flood of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi Valley Division reports it has inspected and completed damage assessments reports for all levees, channel improvements, navigation channels and structures associated with the Mississippi River and Tributaries (MR&T). From the damage assessments, a prioritized list of critical repairs was developed based on threat to ...

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Commission names McGrath as MDOT executive director

JACKSON — The Mississippi Transportation Commission unanimously voted yesterday to appoint Melinda L. McGrath as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). Since February of 2011, McGrath has served as interim executive director/chief engineer of MDOT. Prior to that, she served as deputy executive director/chief engineer since August 2008. As chief engineer, she was the chief technical officer over ...

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Corps gives notice to proceed on Delta project

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District has given a notice to proceed with work on the Big Sunflower, Steele Bayou Sediment Reduction Structures project. The contract designation, W912EE-11-C-0008, in the amount of $878,577, was awarded to RAF Contracting Inc. of Columbus. This Corps project reduces sediment loads, which naturally deposit into streams and waterways, according ...

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NVision wins ERDC contract to survey Great Lakes

HANCOCK COUNTY — NVision Solutions Inc. has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg to provide aerial-data collection services for the entire Great Lakes Region coastline to help with flood plain management. Terms were not disclosed. NVision will provide seamless, high-resolution oblique color images along approximately 6,000 miles of the coastline ...

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Corps already at work strengthening levee system

ISSAQUENA COUNTY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District (Corps) is working to strengthen a section of the main line Mississippi River levee system at Buck Chute near Eagle Lake. A sand boil is when water seepage move materials under or through the levee during high water stages. The work consists of clearing existing vegetation and constructing an ...

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Legislators: Corps' dredging policy hurting river commerce

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — American merchandise and farm products intended for export via the Mississippi River are being hampered due to a lack of dredging activity on lower reaches of the river, U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) asserted in a letter sent April 1 to President Obama. Cochran and Wicker signed a letter drafted by Senators David Vitter ...

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Q&A: Judy Adams, Executive Director, American Council of Engineering Companies of Mississippi

Engineering success Despite economy, engineers still going strong Judy Adams is executive director for the American Council of Engineering Companies of Mississippi, which has approximately 100 member firms in the Magnolia State.  She recently sat down with the Mississippi Business Journal’s Nash Nunnery to discuss this business association for engineers and the involvement of the ACEC in scholarship programs for ...

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