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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 11922

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) resumed channel maintenance dredging in Southwest Pass (Fiscal Year 2022) as river stages are expected to crest at 10.5 feet on the Carrollton Gage (New Orleans) over the weekend (January 23, 2022).  The…

2021 Revetment Operations

Please accept this update from the Big River Coalition based on additional changes to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) scheduled revetment operations.  The USACE has made additional changes to the schedule and removed the revetment operations at the…

UPDATE: MISSISSIPPI RIVER SHIP CHANNEL DEEPENING (MAXIMUM DRAFT)

An important milestone for the Mississippi River Ship Channel Deepening to 50 Feet was achieved earlier today (December 20, 2021) as the Crescent River Port Pilots Association (CRPPA) increased their maximum draft recommendation to 48 feet (freshwater).  The Associated Branch…

2021 Revetment Operations

The Big River Coalition issued a notice on June 8, 2021 announcing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) revetment schedule for Fiscal Year 2021.  There have been significant changes to the schedule since that time and all plans remain tentative…

LAMA’s USACE Mississippi River Maintenance Forum Meeting Notes 12121

LAMA’s report on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mississippi River Maintenance Forum meeting held via conference call yesterday morning, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 is here and the corresponding agenda is here.

NTSB Marine Accident Brief DCA19FM003

The Big River Coalition recently shared the attached document with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) detailing the vertical clearance of the seven bridges that cross the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to respond and support the findings noted in…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 111621

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has completed both channel maintenance on the Crossings Above New Orleans for Fiscal Year 2021 and Phase 2 of the Mississippi River Ship Channel Deepening (MRSC) to 50 Feet. The USACE began Phase…

NOAA Administrator Response Letter to the HSRP re Fall 2021 Meeting

Please accept the attached (linked) letters to and also from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Dr. Richard Spinrad. The first letter attached is directed to Administrator Spinard and was previously shared with the BRC membership, that letter…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 111121

The Big River Coalition would like to thank all veterans and government agencies for their service to our country this Veterans Day.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working to maintain channel dimensions and on Phase 2 of…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 102721

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working to restore authorized channel dimensions across the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC). The USACE officially began Phase 2 of the Mississippi River Ship Channel Deepening Project on October 8, 2021, when…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 10821

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working to restore authorized channel dimensions across the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC). The USACE officially began Phase 2 of the Mississippi River Ship Channel Deepening Project at 0001 hours last night…

ANTICIPATED CLOSURE OF WHITE CASTLE ANCHORAGE

The industry dustpan dredge WALLACE McGEORGE continues working on a channel maintenance assignment at Alhambra Crossing (Mile 190.5 Above Head of Passes [AHP]).  The NOBRA and Federal Pilots intend to have the White Castle Anchorage cleared of vessels by 0600…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 10821

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working to restore authorized channel dimensions across the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC). The USACE officially began Phase 2 of the Mississippi River Ship Channel Deepening Project at 0001 hours last night…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 10521

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working to restore authorized channel dimensions across the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC). The three dustpan dredges are currently working to maintain fully authorized channel dimensions on the Crossings (45 feet deep…

MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 10121

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock Status and Post HURRICANE IDA Waterway Recovery Status as issued today (Friday, October 1, 2021) is here. The updated or revised report details post-Hurricane Ida status…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 92821

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working to restore authorized channel dimensions across the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC). The three dustpan dredges are currently working to restore fully authorized channel dimensions on the Crossings (45 feet deep…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 92721

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working to restore authorized channel dimensions across the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC). The three dustpan dredges are currently working to maintain fully authorized channel dimensions on the Crossings (45 feet deep…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 92321

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working to restore authorized channel dimensions along the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC). The USACE has recently requested that the owners of the three identified obstructions in the Venice Corridor provide new…

NOAA PORTS Crescent City Connection Air Gap Restored

The Big River Coalition is pleased to announce that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with the assistance of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development was able to restore the critical air gap sensor at the Crescent City Connection…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 91521

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working to restore authorized channel dimensions along the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC). The USACE is working with the owners of the previously identified obstructions in the Venice Corridor to document accurate…