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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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UPDATE: DUSTPAN DREDGES on the CROSSINGS

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) plans to commence dredging on the Crossings Above New Orleans this afternoon (Saturday, May 4, 2019).  The Corps’ dustpan dredge HURLEY will begin dredging at Red Eye Crossing (Mile…

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MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 5319

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (Friday, May 3, 2019) is attached. The status report includes present conditions on the on the Calcasieu, Bayou Boeuf, Old River, Freshwater Bayou…

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LAMA’s Corps Mississippi River Maintenance Forum Meeting Notes 5119

LAMA’s report on the Corps’ Mississippi River Maintenance Forum meetingheld on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 and the corresponding agenda are attached. Please review the attachments for complete details. RE: CORPS’ MISSISSIPPI RIVER MAINTENANCE FORUM MEETING NOTES LAMA Corps Mississippi River…

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UPDATE: USACE SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING PUBLIC LAW 115-123

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) recently received an additional $33.5 million from the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-123) for Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of the Mississippi River Ship Channel (Baton…

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 42919

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 four industry hopper dredges, one industry cutterhead dredge and one government hopper…

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UPCOMING CLOSURE AT WHITE CASTLE ANCHORAGE

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) plans to commence dredging on the Crossings Above New Orleans on Sunday, May 5, 2019.  The MVN intends to start dredging at Red Eye Crossing and Alhambra Crossing.  The…

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 42519

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 four industry hopper dredges, two industry cutterhead dredges and one government hopper…

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