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Corps 2020 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions Update 93020

The Big River Coalition’s Corps 2020 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions Update 93020 is here for your reference. There are no changes to the schedule, this is a reminder of the revetment work expected to start at Algiers Point on…

MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 92520

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (Friday, September 25, 2020) is here.  The updated or revised status reports are highlighted in bold and lists conditions on the Calcasieu River…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 92520

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officially commenced the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet on the evening of September 11, 2020. Weeks Marine started work under the first dredging contract for…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 92420

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officially commenced the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet on the evening of September 11, 2020. Weeks Marine started work under the first dredging contract for…

MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 92120

MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 92120 The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (Monday, September 21, 2020) is attached.  Please note the updates were generated by the impact of Tropical…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Manson Construction Co. to Build Largest U.S. Hopper Dredge at Keppel AmFELS

Please see the attached Press Release and vessel diagram as issued by Manson Construction today announcing the new construction of the large hopper dredge FREDERICK PAUP.   The FREDERICK PAUP will be constructed with a hopper capacity of 15,000 cubic yards,…

UPCOMING CLOSURE of WHITE CASTLE ANCHORAGE

The industry dustpan dredge WALLACE McGEORGE is expected to commence dredging operations at Alhambra Crossing (Mile 190.5 Above Head of Passes [AHP]) on Friday, September 25, 2020.  The White Castle Anchorage (Mile 191.1 AHP to Mile 190.4 AHP) will be off…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 92120

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officially commenced the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet on the evening of September 11, 2020. Weeks Marine started work under the first dredging contract of…

Corps 2020 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions 91820

The Big River Coalition’s Corps 2020 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions Update 91820 is HERE for your reference. Please note the transit restrictions established around the revetment operations and rock work are tentative and subject to change based on the…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 91620

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officially commenced the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet. Weeks Marine started work under the first dredging contract for the deepening project with their cutterhead dredge…

PRESS RELEASE: MISSISSIPPI RIVER SHIP CHANNEL DEEPENING BEGINS

New Orleans—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officially kicked off the historic deepening of the Mississippi River Ship Channel to 50 feet tonight (September 11, 2020), as Weeks Marine’s cutterhead dredge CAPTAIN FRANK (photo) started dredging 5 miles above…

PRESS RELEASE 2020 Tulane Business Forum

The Tulane Association of Business Alumni will host their 41st Annual Forum on Thursday, September 17, 2020, in a virtual format as a familiar 2020 adaptation to the impacts of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements. The Tulane Association of Business…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 91420

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officially commenced the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet on September 11, 2020. Weeks Marine started work under the first dredging contract for the deepening project…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 91120

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) confirms that the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) deepening to 50 feet began a few minutes ago.  Weeks Marine was awarded the first dredging contract for the deepening project and their dustpan dredge…

MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 9820

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (Tuesday, September 8, 2020) is HERE   The updated or revised status reports are highlighted in bold and lists conditions on the Navigation…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 9820

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working to restore or maintain the Mississippi River Ship Channel in areas on the Crossings Above New Orleans. The dustpan dredges, JADWIN and WALLACE McGEORGE and the hopper dredge BAYPORT continue dredging …

Corps 2020 Revetment Schedule and Transit

The Big River Coalition’s Corps 2020 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions Update 9420 is here. Please note the transit restrictions established around the revetment operations and rock work are tentative and subject to change based on the unknown nature of…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 9320

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working to restore or maintain the Mississippi River Ship Channel in areas on the Crossings Above New Orleans. The dustpan dredges, JADWIN and WALLACE McGEORGE and the hopper dredge BAYPORT are presently…

LAMA’s Corps Mississippi River Maintenance Forum 9220

Corps Mississippi River Maintenance Forum 9220 Agenda MSIB XX-087a LAMA’s report on the Corps Mississippi River Maintenance Forum meeting held via conference call this morning, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 and the corresponding agenda are included at the links above. The…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 82820

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is working to resume dredging operations after the shutdown for the passing of Hurricane Laura. The dustpan dredges, JADWIN and WALLACE McGEORGE and the hopper dredge BAYPORT are all in the process of…