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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…

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…

Today’s Channel Closure for HDDA Dredging Operations

The dredge contractors for the Hopper Dredge Disposal Area (HDDA) project, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD) report that the dredging operations to clear the submerged dredge pipeline are ongoing and continue as planned.  GLDD expects to have the channel…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 91321

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…

MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 91321

INNER HARBOR NAVIGATION CANAL (IHNC):   The USACE reports damage to mooring bits on the Canal end of the IHNC Lock, note below for exact details:   “Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) Lock mariners are advised that the mooring bits…

TOMORROW’s Ship Channel Closure for HDDA Dredging Operations

The dredge contractors for the Hopper Dredge Disposal Area (HDDA) project, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD) completed dredging at 2146 hours on September 10, 2021.  GLDD representatives have confirmed that they are prepared to commence pipeline removal operations in…

REMINDER: Ship Channel Closure for HDDA Dredging Operations

The dredge contractors for the Hopper Dredge Disposal Area (HDDA), Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD) completed dredging at 2146 hours on September 10, 2021.  GLDD representatives have confirmed that they are prepared to commence pipeline removal operations in accordance…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 91121

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…