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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 32621

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working on the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet. The USACE has completed more than seventy-five percent (75 %) of Phase 1 of the MRSC…

MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 32521

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (Thursday, March 25, 2021) is here.  The updated or revised status reports are highlighted in bold and lists conditions on…

LMRFC Talking Points for Mississippi River Forecasts and Flood Conditions 31921

A forecast update provided by our colleagues from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center is here. Highlights from today’s update specific to the New Orleans area are reproduced below: Over the last several days, heavy…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 31921

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working on the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet. The USACE now estimates that seventy-five percent (75 %) of Phase 1 of the MRSC deepening…

LMRFC Talking Points for Mississippi River Forecasts and Flood Conditions 31621

A forecast update provided by our colleagues from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center is here. Highlights from today’s update specific to the New Orleans area are reproduced below:   The lower Ohio River has…

MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 31621

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (Tuesday, March 16, 2021) is here.     The updated or revised status reports are highlighted in bold and lists conditions…

MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 3921

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (Tuesday, March 9, 2021) is HERE. The updated or revised status reports are highlighted in bold and lists conditions on…

LMRFC Talking Points for Mississippi River Forecasts and Flood Conditions 3921

A forecast update provided by our colleagues from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center is here. Highlights from today’s update specific to the New Orleans area are reproduced below: The lower Ohio River will…

LAMA’s USACE Mississippi River Maintenance Forum Meeting Notes 3321

LAMA’s report on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Maintenance Forum meeting held via conference call this morning, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 is here and the corresponding agenda is here.

PROSPECTIVE CHANNEL CLOSURE APPROXIMATELY Mile 10.5 to Mile 8.5 Above Head of Passes

The dredging contract for the Spanish Pass Ridge and Marsh Restoration Project was awarded to Weeks Marine the contract will remove sediment from a borrow area that includes portions of the Lower Venice Anchorage (Mile 9.6 Above Head of Passes…

LMRFC Talking Points for Mississippi River Forecasts and Flood Conditions 3521

A forecast update provided by our colleagues from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center is here. Highlights from today’s update specific to the New Orleans area are reproduced below: Rises continue on the lower…

MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 3321

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (Thursday, February 4, 2021) is here.  The updated or revised status reports are highlighted in bold and lists conditions on…

LAMA’s USACE Mississippi River Maintenance Forum Meeting Notes 2321

LAMA’s report on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Maintenance Forum meeting held via conference call this morning, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 is here and the corresponding agenda is here. Please review the links for complete details.

LMRFC Talking Points for Mississippi River Forecasts and Flood Conditions 3221

A forecast update provided by our colleagues from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center is here. Highlights from today’s update specific to the New Orleans area are reproduced below: The first significant rise of…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 3121

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working on the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet. The USACE now estimates that seventy percent (70 %) for Phase 1 of the MRSC deepening…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 22521

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working on the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet. The USACE now estimates that seventy percent (70 %) for Phase 1 of the MRSC deepening…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 2821

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working on the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet. The USACE completed dredging with the dustpan dredges on the Crossings Above New Orleans for Fiscal…

MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 2421

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (Thursday, February 4, 2021) is HERE.  The updated or revised status reports are highlighted in bold and lists conditions on…

2021 MTS Coalition Relief

Letter to White House Letter to Congress The attached letters were generated by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and supported by a wide range of maritime stakeholders. The letters were delivered yesterday to President Biden and the leadership…

LMRFC Talking Points for Mississippi River Forecasts and Flood Conditions 32921

A forecast update provided by our colleagues from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center (LMRFC) is here. Highlights from today’s update specific to the New Orleans area are reproduced below (listed in bold):   On the lower Mississippi…