Tagged: u.s. army corps of engineers

Fort Smith, Fayetteville Mayors See Need for Deeper Arkansas River

by Marty Cook 2/10/2014 12:00 am

Many mayors of Arkansas cities would like to see the Arkansas River's shipping channel deepened from 9 feet to 12 feet to facilitate more efficient barge traffic. Deeper water means heavier barges, and that means lower shipping costs, which means cheaper products for the rest of us.

Power Line In Ozarks Prompts Firestorm

by Chris Bahn 8/19/2013 12:00 am

Many of Eureka Springs' 2,100 residents have found common ground in their opposition to a proposed $116.7 million upgrade to a regional power line that will run about 50 miles through portions of Carroll and Benton counties.

Courtney Paul New Leader of Corps of Engineers Little Rock District

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/15/2013 12:00 am

Col. Courtney W. Paul assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock district on July 2. He replaced Col. Glen Masset, who is retiring after 31 years in the Army. Paul now leads more than 700 employees and oversees the management of nearly 750,000 acres of public land and water in Arkansas and Missouri. He is also responsible for construction and real estate support to military installations, Army Reserve facilities and recruiting offices for all branches of the military.

U.S. Army Corps Kept Traffic Moving on Mississippi During Drought of 2012

by Mark Friedman 2/11/2013 12:00 am

The Midwestern drought of 2012 nearly closed barge traffic on parts of the Mississippi River.

Mississippi River Drops, Threatening Barge Traffic

by Lance Turner 12/27/2012 03:24 pm

The Mississippi River level is dropping again and barge industry trade groups warned Thursday that river commerce could essentially come to a halt as early as next week in an area south of St. Louis.

Prairie County Project Spawns $2.5 Million Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2012 12:00 am

An Army Corps of Engineers project in Prairie County has led to a $2.5 million federal lawsuit.