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Rainfall, snow melts improve outlook for Mississippi River navigation

Recent sustained rains and melting snow across the Mississippi Valley will ensure continuing navigation on the Mississippi River through mid-February, even if no additional rain falls between now and Feb. 15, the Army Corps of Engineers says. The period from Jan. 9-13 saw three-eighths inches of rain, with 10+ inches locally, over the Ohio River Valley and the Mississippi watershed ...

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Mat Sinking Unit to work harder due to historic 2011 flood

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) is scheduled to depart today from Vicksburg to begin laying articulated concrete mattress (ACM) squares that will protect submerged riverbanks in more than 30 locations. Traditionally, the MSU departs Vicksburg heading northward toward Cairo, Ill., and works back down the riverbanks on each job location until work is ...

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