With President Trump encouraging investment in infrastructure, the navigation industry must make it clear that channel maintenance is as important as modernizing highways, bridges and railroads. The economic benefits of Mississippi River projects are strong and will continue to grow as the world population expands.Sean Duffy, Executive Director, Big River Coalition.

“Advocating for a Mightier Mississippi River”


This video documents the beneficial use of dredged material or “sediment recycling” as the term the BRC uses to describe this program. The sediment recycling began in 2009 when cutterhead dredges were reintroduce to the channel maintenance toolbox, the beneficially used material removed from Southwest Pass has restored approximately 5,000 acres of new Louisiana. The sediment recycling practice also extends to removing deposited sediments for the Hopper Dredge Disposal Area (Head of Passes) and beneficially using them, the total acreage created from the HDDA is almost 3,000 acres. The sediment recycling efforts have created almost 8,000 acres of marsh in less than 10 years in an area that experiences the highest land loss rates in the world. The best economic estimates available indicate that the MRT has over a $735 billion annual impact on the economy of the United States, the acreage created helps to protect this critical artery of international trade.

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 111218

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) has completed the Fiscal Year 2018 dredging operations on the Crossings Above New Orleans.  The dustpan dredge WALLACE McGEORGE has now departed the Crossings. The industry… Read More »

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Corps 2018 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions 11918

The Big River Coalition was contacted by several members concerning the ongoing revetment operations at Allendale (Mile 239.2 Above Head of Passes on the right descending bank). The work at Allendale was originally scheduled to… Read More »

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LAMA’s Corps Mississippi River Maintenance Forum Meeting Notes 11718

LAMA’s report on the Corps’ Mississippi River Maintenance Forum meeting held Wednesday, November 7, 2018 and the corresponding agenda are attached. Please review the attachments for complete details. The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN)… Read More »

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Corps 2018 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions 11518

The Big River Coalition’s Corps 2018 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions Update 11518 is attached for your reference. The latest schedule of work as provided by the Corps of Engineer’s Mississippi Valley Division is also… Read More »

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 11518

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues to address the shoaling on the Crossings Above New Orleans with the WALLACE McGEORGE.  The MVN is working to restore full channel dimensions on the… Read More »

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Congressman Steve Scalise – Maritime Person of the Year

The Propeller Club of the Port of New Orleans will present Congressman Steve Scalise with the 85th Annual Maritime Person of the Year Award tonight at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott. There are still a… Read More »

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 102218

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues to address the shoaling on the Crossings Above New Orleans with two dustpan dredges.  The dustpan dredges are finalizing their assignments for Fiscal Year 2018,… Read More »

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MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 102318

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (October 23, 2018) is attached. The status report updates conditions on the on the Bayou Boeuf, Calcasieu,Bayou Sorrel… Read More »

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Corps 2018 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions 102218

The Big River Coalition’s Corps 2018 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions Update 102218 is attached for your reference. The latest schedule of work as provided by the Corps of Engineer’s Mississippi Valley Division is also… Read More »

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 101618

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues to address the shoaling on the Crossings Above New Orleans. The MVN is working to restore full channel dimensions on the Crossings with the three… Read More »

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Letter of Support Mississippi River Ship Channel Deepening to 50 Feet Project

The Big River Coalition thanks all supporters for agreeing to be listed on the attached letter to support the MRSC Deepening to 50 Feet Project. The attachments have now been delivered to the Assistant Secretary… Read More »

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Letter of Support Mississippi River Ship Channel Deepening to 50 Feet

The attached letter has been prepared to express support to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, the Honorable R.D. James, for the Mississippi River Ship Channel Deepening to 50 Feet Project. My… Read More »

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 10418

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues to address the shoaling on the Crossings Above New Orleans. The MVN is working to restore full channel dimensions on the Crossings with the three… Read More »

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LAMA’s Corps Mississippi River Maintenance Forum Meeting Notes 10318

LAMA’s report on the Corps’ Mississippi River Maintenance Forum meeting today (Wednesday, October 3, 2018) and the corresponding agenda are attached. Please review the attachments for complete details. RE: CORPS’ MISSISSIPPI RIVER MAINTENANCE FORUM MEETING… Read More »

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 10118

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues to address the shoaling on the Crossings Above New Orleans. The MVN is working to restore full channel dimensions on the Crossings with the three… Read More »

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UPDATE USACE SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING PUBLIC LAW 115-123

The BRC released a statement in May 2018, confirming that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) had secured $40 million in supplemental funding from the total of $359 million from the Bipartisan Budget Act… Read More »

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 92418

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues to address the shoaling on the Crossings Above New Orleans and in the New Orleans Harbor.  The MVN is working to restore full channel dimensions… Read More »

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 91818

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues to address the shoaling on the Crossings Above New Orleans and in the New Orleans Harbor.  The MVN is working to restore full channel dimensions… Read More »

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 91318

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues to address the shoaling on the Crossings Above New Orleans and in the New Orleans Harbor.  The MVN is working to restore full channel dimensions… Read More »

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Congressman Steve Scalise – 2018 Maritime Person of the Year

Please note the details below on Majority Whip Steve Scalise being honored as the Propeller Club of the U.S. Port of New Orleans 2018 Maritime Person of the Year. The event will be hosted at… Read More »

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