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Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation 52319

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) did not open any bays on the Bonnet Carré Spillway (Mile 128.8 .to 127.3 Above Head of Passes [AHP])yesterday (Thursday, May 23, 2019). The MVN operated the Bonnet Carré Spillway from February 27…

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Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation 52219

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) did not open any bays on the Bonnet Carré Spillway (Mile 128.8 .to 127.3 Above Head of Passes [AHP]) today (Wednesday, May 22, 2019). The MVN operated the Bonnet Carré Spillway from February…

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 52219

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues responding to active shoaling in Southwest Pass (SWP) deposited by long-term high river stages (flood event).  There are three industry hopper dredges, one government hopper dredge, one industry cutterhead dredge…

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Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation 52119

There are now 168 bays opened not 148, table is corrected. The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) opened 20 bays on the Bonnet Carré Spillway today (Tuesday, May 21, 2019). The MVN operated the Bonnet Carré Spillway from February…

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Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation 52019

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) did not open any bays on the Bonnet Carré Spillway today (Monday, May 20, 2019). Today ties the record for consecutive days above flood stage for Baton Rouge with the number of days…

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 52019

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues responding to active shoaling in Southwest Pass (SWP) deposited by long-term high river stages (flood event).  There are three industry hopper dredges and one industry cutterhead dredge working in SWP…

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Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation 51819

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) did not open any additional bays on the Bonnet Carré Spillway today (Saturday, May 18, 2019). The MVN manages the opening and closing of bays to ensure the maximum flow at New Orleans…

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Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation 51719

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) did not open any additional bays on the Bonnet Carré Spillway yesterday (Thursday, May 16, 2019) and has no plans to open any today (Friday, May 17, 2019). The MVN manages the opening…

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MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 51619

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (Thursday, May 16, 2019) is attached. The status report includes present conditions on the on the Calcasieu, Bayou Boeuf, Old River, Freshwater Bayou…

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Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation 51519

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) did not open any additional bays on the Bonnet Carré Spillway today (Wednesday, May 15, 2019). The MVN manages the opening and closing of bays to ensure the maximum flow at New Orleans…

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 51419

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues responding to active shoaling in Southwest Pass (SWP) deposited by long-term high river stages (flood event).  The MVN awarded Southwest Pass Hopper Dredge Rental Contract #8-2019 to Manson Construction on…

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Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation 51419

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) intends to open 10 additional bays on the Bonnet Carré Spillway today (Tuesday, May 14, 2019). The MVN manages the opening and closing of bays to ensure the maximum flow at New Orleans…

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MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 51419

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (Tuesday, May 14, 2019) is attached. The status report includes present conditions on the on the Calcasieu, Bayou Boeuf, Old River, Freshwater Bayou…

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Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation 51319

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) intends to open 58 additional bays on the Bonnet Carré Spillway today (Monday, May 13, 2019). The MVN manages the opening and closing of bays to ensure the maximum flow at New Orleans…

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Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation 51119

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) opened 10 additional bays on the Bonnet Carré Spillway today (Saturday, May 11, 2019). The MVN manages the opening and closing of bays to ensure the maximum flow at New Orleans remains at/or…

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Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation May 10, 2019

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) began opening bays on the Bonnet Carré  Spillway for the second time this year, in an emergency response this afternoon (Friday, May 10, 2019).  The MVN opened 60 bays today in order to…

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HISTORIC OPENING OF THE BONNET CARRE’ SPILLWAY

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intends to begin opening the Bonnet Carré Spillway this afternoon, details are limited at this time. This will be the first time that the flood control structure’s operation has been required in the same…

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 5819

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues responding to active shoaling in Southwest Pass (SWP) deposited by long-term high river stages (flood event).  There are three industry hopper dredges and one government hopper dredge working in SWP. …

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FULL UTILIZATION OF THE HARBOR MAINTENANCE TRUST FUND ACT H.R. 2396

On April 30, 2019, Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) as the Chairman of the U.S. House of Representative’s Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee (T&I) introduced the bipartisan Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act (H.R. 2396) with the support of Ranking Member Congressman Sam…

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 5619

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues responding to active shoaling in Southwest Pass (SWP) deposited by long-term high river stages (flood event).  There are three industry hopper dredges and one government hopper dredge working in SWP. …

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