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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…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 9721

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working to restore channel conditions on the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) since the passing of Hurricane Ida. Hurricane Ida made landfall at approximately 1200 hours on August 29. 2021 at Port…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 9321 (POST IDA OPERATIONS)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is working to maintain or restore at least half of the authorized channel width or the central 250 feet of the channel on the Crossings. The dustpan dredges are currently working to restore…

POSTPONED: Scheduled Ship Channel Closure for HDDA Dredging Operations

The contractors working the dredge contract in the Hopper Dredge Disposal Area (HDDA), Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD) have postponed the two channel closures that were previously scheduled (September 2nd and September 4th). Based on the impact of Hurricane Ida…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 82721

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed the Phase 1 dredging for the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet on May 7, 2021. The Phase 1 section of the Ship Channel extends…

ADDITIONAL DELAY: Scheduled Ship Channel Closure for HDDA Dredging Operations

The dredge contractors for the dredge project in the Hopper Dredge Disposal Area (HDDA), Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD) will not utilize the previously scheduled channel closure on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.  The decision to delay the channel closures…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 82421

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed the Phase 1 dredging for the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet on May 7, 2021. The Phase 1 section of the Ship Channel extends…

DELAYED: Scheduled Ship Channel Closure for HDDA Dredging Operations

The dredge contractors for the dredge project in the Hopper Dredge Disposal Area (HDDA), Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD) encountered delays that have forced the previously scheduled channel closures dates to be adjusted.  The closures are needed to remove…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 82021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed the Phase 1 dredging for the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet on May 7, 2021. The Phase 1 section of the Ship Channel extends…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 81821

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed the Phase 1 dredging for the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet on May 7, 2021. The Phase 1 section of the Ship Channel extends…

Scheduled Ship Channel Closure for HDDA Dredging Operations

The dredge contractors for the dredge project in the Hopper Dredge Disposal Area (HDDA), Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD) plan to remove the submerged dredge pipeline that was installed across the Ship Channel in January 2021.     In order…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 81621

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed the Phase 1 dredging for the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet on May 7, 2021. The Phase 1 section of the Ship Channel extends…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 81221

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed the Phase 1 dredging for the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet on May 7, 2021. The Phase 1 section of the Ship Channel extends…

UPDATE SCHEDULED SHIP CHANNEL CLOSURE(S) For Dredging Operations

Please accept this update regarding an upcoming scheduled channel closure(s) on the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC), the schedule remains the same as last broadcast: Channel Closure Date remains Tuesday, August 17, 2021. The cutterhead dredge C.R. McCASKILL (Weeks Marine)…

UPDATE SCHEDULED SHIP CHANNEL CLOSURE(S) For Dredging Operations

Please accept this update regarding current plans related to scheduled channel closure(s) on the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC), the schedule remains the same as lost broadcast (Tuesday, August 17, 2021). The cutterhead dredge C.R. McCASKILL (Weeks Marine) is expected…

LAMA’s USACE Mississippi River Maintenance Forum Meeting Notes 8421

LAMA’s report on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Maintenance Forum meeting held via conference this morning, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 is here and the corresponding agenda is here.

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 8221

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed the Phase 1 dredging for the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet on May 7, 2021. The Phase 1 section of the Ship Channel extends…

NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel Letters to Leadership

Please accept the two attached letters linked here and here issued recently to acknowledge key leadership appointments to leadership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The letters were issued by NOAA’s Federal Advisory Committee, the Hydrographic Services Review Panel…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 73021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed the Phase 1 dredging for the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet on May 7, 2021. The Phase 1 section of the Ship Channel extends…

POSTPONED: SHIP CHANNEL CLOSURE(S) For Dredging Operations

Please accept this update regarding scheduled channel closure(s) on the Mississippi River Ship Channel, the schedule has been adjusted once again. The dredge contractors for the Coastal Restoration Protection Authority’s Spanish Pass Marsh and Ridge Creation project, Weeks Marine, LLC…