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NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center
09/05/2019

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center

A Storm Surge Warning continues this morning for"
* Savannah River to Poquoson VA
* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
* Neuse and Pamlico Rivers
* Hampton Roads

If you have been told by emergency management officials to evacuate, do so immediately. The water will rise well in advance of the hurricanes's winds, cutting off your escape routes.

The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...
Isle of Palms to Myrtle Beach SC...5 to 8 ft
Savannah River to Isle of Palms SC...4 to 7 ft
Myrtle Beach SC to Cape Lookout NC...4 to 7 ft
Cape Lookout NC to Duck NC, including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds & the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers...4 to 6 ft
Duck NC to Poquoson VA, including Hampton Roads...2 to 4 ft

www.hurricanes.gov

Listening, Partnering, Inspecting and Engineering since 1879The MV Mississippi is docked and awaiting the Mississippi Ri...
08/21/2019

Listening, Partnering, Inspecting and Engineering since 1879

The MV Mississippi is docked and awaiting the Mississippi River Commsion’s public hearing in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to begin at 9 am. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters Mississippi Valley Division (US Army Corps of Engineers) Vicksburg District - USACE

Mississippi River Commission members participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at Memphis District Corps of Engineers El...
08/20/2019

Mississippi River Commission members participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at Memphis District Corps of Engineers Elk Chute Levee Setback Construction Project, Aug. 19, 2019, held during the MRC's #lowwaterinspection19.

The $14 million project, set to begin on or before Oct. 15, 2019, will renovate a five mile segment of the levee and replace 25 existing culverts with four cast-in-place reinforced concrete box culverts. The project will reduce flood risk, flood damages, and flood protection costs.

Full funding for the project comes from the federal government through the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project (MR&T).

The Mississippi River Commission is charged with prosecuting the MR&T which is a comprehensive, unified system unique to the lower Mississippi Valley and provides unprecedented flood risk management.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters Mississippi Valley Division (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Listening, Partnering, Inspecting and Engineering Since 1879The Mississippi River Commission's #lowwaterinspection19 and...
08/19/2019

Listening, Partnering, Inspecting and Engineering Since 1879

The Mississippi River Commission's #lowwaterinspection19 and public hearings began today aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi in Caruthersville, Missouri. Tomorrow's public hearing will be held in Helena, Arkansas, at the Helena Harbor Boat Ramp and begins at 9 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Interested parties are invited to present their views on matters affecting the water resources infrastructure needs in the valley, including flood control, the Mississippi River and Tributaries project, and other water resources challenges.

The public hearing process is unique to the MRC and to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, maintaining dialogue between watershed interests, the public and the Corps

The Mississippi River Commission brings critical engineering representation to the drainage basin, which impacts 41% of the U.S. and includes 1.25 million square miles, over 250 tributaries, 31 states and two Canadian provinces.

Memphis District Corps of Engineers U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters Mississippi Valley Division (US Army Corps of Engineers) Vicksburg District - USACE US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District

08/19/2019

Update for the Vicksburg, Mississippi, Public Hearing on Aug. 21:
There will be overflow parking at the Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Site with vans that will transport passengers to the MV Mississippi at the river front.
Mississippi Valley Division (US Army Corps of Engineers) Vicksburg District - USACE City of Vicksburg

Listening, Partnering, Inspect & EngineeringThe Mississippi River Commission's public hearings begin next week.  If you ...
08/13/2019

Listening, Partnering, Inspect & Engineering

The Mississippi River Commission's public hearings begin next week. If you are interested in providing testimony, be sure to register to speak at:
https://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/MRC/
Click the SPEAKER REGISTRATION tab.

Memphis District Corps of Engineers City of Vicksburg Vicksburg District - USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District Mississippi Valley Division (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Have you ever wondered how to provide testimony during the  MRC's public hearings?  Here are a few tips:1.   Please regi...
08/02/2019

Have you ever wondered how to provide testimony during the MRC's public hearings? Here are a few tips:

1. Please register to speak in advance of the meeting. (There's an online speaker registration form on the MRC webpage)

2. Verbal presentations should be not more than 5 minutes in length. This allows each person a chance to speak.

3. Summarize the main points in your formal statement, and don't forget to sign it.

There are a few more guidelines at https://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/MRC/ that will assist you when preparing to give testimony. (Follow the Speaker Guidance and Registration links.)

The hearings, engagements and dialogue help maintain a consistent connection - an exchange of viewpoints and ideas among the public, partners, stakeholders, elected officials, the Mississippi River Commission, the Corps of Engineers and agencies from the private, state and federal sectors. This process provides a greater voice for those who live and work in the region in shaping federal management and policy on the river.
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https://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/1904004/mississippi-river-commission-schedules-low-water-insp...
07/24/2019
Mississippi River Commission schedules low-water inspection trip

https://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/1904004/mississippi-river-commission-schedules-low-water-inspection-trip/
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The Mississippi River Commission's annual low-water inspection trip and public hearing meetings on the Mississippi River...
07/14/2019

The Mississippi River Commission's annual low-water inspection trip and public hearing meetings on the Mississippi River are Aug. 19-23 , 2019.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District Memphis District Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District - USACE US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Mississippi Valley Division (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Happy 140th birthday to the Mississippi River Commission!  The MRC's proud heritage dates back to June 28, 1879, when Co...
06/28/2019
Mississippi Valley Division > About > Mississippi River Commission (MRC)

Happy 140th birthday to the Mississippi River Commission!
The MRC's proud heritage dates back to June 28, 1879, when Congress established the seven-member commission to remake the Mississippi River into a reliable commercial artery while protecting adjacent farms and towns from its powerful floods.
You can learn more about what we do @ https://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/About/Mississippi-River-Commission-MRC/.
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Change of Command for Mississippi Valley DivisionVICKSBURG, Miss. --Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser will transfer command of...
06/21/2019
Mississippi Valley Division (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Change of Command for Mississippi Valley Division
VICKSBURG, Miss. --
Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser will transfer command of the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), to Maj. Gen. R. Mark Toy in a formal change of command ceremony, July 23, 2019.

Read the entire news release here: https://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/1881091/

Change of Command for Mississippi Valley Division

VICKSBURG, Miss. – Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser will transfer command of the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), to Maj. Gen. R. Mark Toy in a formal change of command ceremony, July 23, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the Vicksburg Convention Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE 54th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, will officiate the ceremony.
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https://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/1881091/change-of-command-for-mississippi-valley-division/

US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District #2019floodfight
05/29/2019
US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District

US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District #2019floodfight

Below is the link for the Morganza Floodway and Atchafalaya River modeling that estimates impacts of a potential operation of the Morganza Floodway. The initial modeling includes location and progression of water over time but not water depths. This data will be refined as more information become available.

https://cenwk.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=e1dfa42b290042508613f79da91a7685

Mississippi Valley Division (US Army Corps of Engineers)
05/27/2019

Mississippi Valley Division (US Army Corps of Engineers)

USACE to operate Morganza Control Structure

Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser, Mississippi River Commission president and commander of the Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has approved the request to operate the Morganza Control Structure and Floodway. If forecasted conditions remain unchanged, the operation will begin June 2, 2019.

Current forecasts indicate that the river will reach a stage in excess of 62 feet at Red River Landing on June 5, 2019. Based on this information, Col. Michael Clancy, US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District commander, requested permission to operate the Morganza Floodway to prevent the flood control structure from overtopping, to minimize stress in levees reaches, and to preserve encroachment on freeboard downstream.

#2019floodfight

Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser, President of the Mississippi River Commission, provides a status update on river conditions to...
05/15/2019

Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser, President of the Mississippi River Commission, provides a status update on river conditions to stakeholders in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, near the Morganza Spillway, May 15, 2019.
Mississippi Valley Division (US Army Corps of Engineers) US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District
(Submitted photos)

TODAY: Corps to operate Bonnet Carré Spillway
05/10/2019
TODAY: Corps to operate Bonnet Carré Spillway

TODAY: Corps to operate Bonnet Carré Spillway

Based on changes to the current and forecasted conditions the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will operate the Bonnet Carré Spillway today as early as 1 p.m.

The final stop for the #highwaterinspection19 was in Baton Rouge, La., April 12, 2019. Here are a few highlights from th...
04/15/2019

The final stop for the #highwaterinspection19 was in Baton Rouge, La., April 12, 2019. Here are a few highlights from the public hearing aboard the MV Mississippi. US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District Mississippi Valley Division (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Listening, Inspecting, Partnering & Engineering since 1879Highlights from the MRC's annual #highwaterinspection19 and pu...
04/15/2019

Listening, Inspecting, Partnering & Engineering since 1879

Highlights from the MRC's annual #highwaterinspection19 and public hearing in Hickman, Ky., April 10, 2019.
#Partnership #USACE
Memphis District Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division (US Army Corps of Engineers) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters

Listening, Inspecting, Partnering & Engineering since 1879Highlights from the MRC's annual #highwaterinspection19 and pu...
04/15/2019

Listening, Inspecting, Partnering & Engineering since 1879

Highlights from the MRC's annual #highwaterinspection19 and public hearing in Rosedale, Missisippi, April 10, 2019.
#Partnership #USACE
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters Mississippi Valley Division (US Army Corps of Engineers) Vicksburg District - USACE

MG Richard Kaiser, president of the Mississippi River Commission, opened the Memphis, Tenn., public hearing, April 9, 20...
04/12/2019

MG Richard Kaiser, president of the Mississippi River Commission, opened the Memphis, Tenn., public hearing, April 9, 2019, by sharing a historical Fisk map which shows the movement of the Mississippi River over time.

"Left to its own devices, this river would and will go where it wants," Kaiser said.

The map is a reminder of why our country has worked to harness the river. And, why the Mississippi River Commission​ serves to provide water resources engineering direction and policy advice to the Administration, Congress and the Army in a drainage basin that covers 41 percent of the United States and parts of two Canadian provinces.

By overseeing the planning and reporting on the improvements on the Mississippi River, the mission of the MRC today is the same as the mission placed on the commission upon its creation—to lead sustainable management and development of water related resources for the nation’s benefit and the people’s well-being.
Mississippi Valley Division (US Army Corps of Engineers) Vicksburg District - USACE Memphis District Corps of Engineers U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Mississippi River Commission's public hearing, April 9, 2019, was in the City of Memphis.  The Mississippi River Com...
04/12/2019

The Mississippi River Commission's public hearing, April 9, 2019, was in the City of Memphis.

The Mississippi River Commission public hearings are held in accordance with Section 8 of the 1928 Flood Control Act:

“Sec.8.…The commission shall make inspection trips of such frequency and duration as will enable it to acquire first-hand information as to conditions and problems germane to the matter of flood control within the area of its jurisdiction; and on such trips of inspection ample opportunity for hearings and suggestions shall be afforded persons affected by or interested in such problems.”

The hearings, engagements and dialogue help maintain a consistent connection - an exchange of viewpoints and ideas among the public, partners, stakeholders, elected officials, the Mississippi River Commission, the Corps of Engineers and agencies from the private, state and federal sectors. This process provides a greater voice for those who live and work in the region in shaping federal management and policy on the river.
Memphis District Corps of Engineers U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters Mississippi Valley Division (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Listening, Inspecting, Partnering & Engineering since 1879The Mississippi River Commission's public hearing in Hickman, ...
04/11/2019

Listening, Inspecting, Partnering & Engineering since 1879

The Mississippi River Commission's public hearing in Hickman, Kentucky., April 8, 2019, allowed stakeholders and partners to provide testimony to the commission, who provides water resources engineering direction and policy advice to the Administration, Congress and the Army.

The #mississippirivercommission, joined Mississippi Valley Division (US Army Corps of Engineers), Memphis District Corps of Engineers, Dyer County, the Lake County Levee District and other officials in a ground-breaking ceremony at the Minston-Ridgely Levee Restoration and Berm project which is funded by the Mississippi River and Tributaries (MR&T) project.

The MR&T project has prevented more that $1.27 trillion in flood damages since 1928, or $80 for every one dollar invested.

The Mississippi River Commission is charged with prosecuting the comprehensive river management system, known as the Mississippi River and Tributaries project.
#highwaterinspection19

The MV Mississippi departed Rosedale, Mississippi, today following the public hearing which allowed the commission to he...
04/11/2019

The MV Mississippi departed Rosedale, Mississippi, today following the public hearing which allowed the commission to hear from stakeholders regarding flood control, the Mississippi River and Tributaries project, environmental issues, recreation, navigation and more.

Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser, president of the #mississippirivercommision, took time to speak with Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Alexandra Watts on the importance of the MR&T system.

Friday’s public hearing will be in The City of Baton Rouge.
#highwaterinspection19
US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District Mississippi Valley Division (US Army Corps of Engineers) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters Vicksburg District - USACE

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works
04/09/2019

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works

Assistant Secretary James traveled to the Vicksburg District - USACE to gain insight from leadership on current backwater flooding areas

Today, the MRC’s public hearing is in Memphis.  MG Richard Kaiser, president of the Mississippi River Commission, welcom...
04/09/2019

Today, the MRC’s public hearing is in Memphis. MG Richard Kaiser, president of the Mississippi River Commission, welcomes partners, stakeholders, and members of the USACE team aboard the MV Mississippi.

The commission hears matters affecting flood control, the Mississippi River and Tributaries project, environmental issues, recreation, navigation and more. #highwaterinspection19

Memphis District Corps of Engineers U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters Mississippi Valley Division (US Army Corps of Engineers)

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Today the MRC, which is headquartered in Vicksburg, Miss., provides water resources engineering direction and policy advice to the Administration, Congress and the Army in a drainage basin that covers 41 percent of the United States and parts of two Canadian provinces by overseeing the planning and reporting on the improvements on the Mississippi River. The intent behind the mission of the MRC today is the same as the mission placed on the commission upon its creation—to lead sustainable management and development of water related resources for the nation’s benefit and the people’s well-being.

In its current capacity, the Mississippi River Commission is charged with prosecuting the comprehensive river management program known as the Mississippi River and Tributaries project.


Comments

Shame on you for killing the oysters, blue crab, and shrimp. I hope you starve to death.
I'm willing to take bets that Mississippi fishermen aren't too happy about you of the Mississippi River Commission authorizing the release of 10 trillion gallons of fresh water containing fertilizers, pesticides and sewage into Mississippi Sound by opening the Bonnet Carre spillway. Toxic algae blooms have closed beaches for swimming and reduced blue crab, oyster and shrimp harvests 25% to 40%. It's a real shame that in addition to suffering from natural disasters like hurricanes, the Gulf has also been hurt by man-made disasters like the big oil spill followed by cycles of toxic algae. I ask for the sake of those who live in the delta region, who make their living from the oceans along the coast, who swim and sport fish nearby, please consider the results of every action you take on the local population and on the local resources that the Commission is obligated to protect. Thank you.
hello, could I ask you what boats and soundings are used for the measurement in shallow water and what personal do these reliefs? thank you
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