Tagged: u.s. army corps of engineers

Marshals Museum Officials Working on Land Easement

by Associated Press 9/30/2014 3:09 pm

The people working to build a museum dedicated to U.S. Marshals are working with the Army Corps of Engineers on officially securing land on which the building will be constructed on.

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.

Backers Line Up for Deepening Arkansas River

by Associated Press 7/10/2013 7:25 am

Economic Development officials in Arkansas and Oklahoma are endorsing a proposal to deepen the shipping channel in the Arkansas River by three feet.

2011 Mississippi River Flood Caused $2.8B in Damages

by Associated Press 2/25/2013 3:11 pm

The Mississippi River flooding of 2011 caused $2.8 billion in damage and tested the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' system of levees, reservoirs and floodways like never before, exposing vulnerabilities that need attention, a report released Monday said.

Army Corps to Work With Arkansas, Oklahoma on River Plan

by Associated Press 2/15/2013 7:41 am

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to work with government officials in Oklahoma and Arkansas to develop plans to improve the Arkansas River. The plan calls for unspecified future development and modernization of a 455-mile stretch of the river.

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.

Army Corps: Mississippi River Will Remain Open to Barges

by Associated Press 1/4/2013 2:12 pm

Efforts taken to keep a crucial stretch of the drought-starved Mississippi River open to barge traffic should be sufficient to avert a shipping shutdown that the industry fears is imminent, Army Corps of Engineers and Coast Guard officials said Friday.

Mississippi River Drops, Threatening Barge Traffic

by Lance Turner 12/27/2012 3:24 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.

Recent Rains Boost Mississippi River Levels

by Associated Press 12/12/2012 7:21 am

Rain that fell over the weekend has helped Arkansas river levels and is projected to help the Mississippi River rise. The Army Corps of Engineers says the rain helped, but there are still longer term problems anticipated because of the continuing drought.

Mississippi River Dropping Slower Than Expected

by Associated Press 12/5/2012 3:51 pm

A revised Mississippi River forecast offered a bit of a reprieve for shippers Wednesday, showing the water level isn't dropping as quickly as feared. Still, at least two large barge companies already are reducing their loads over concerns about the river's depth.

Corps of Engineers to Lawmakers: We Can't Reverse Decision on River Flow

by Associated Press 11/29/2012 1:04 pm

A top Army Corps of Engineers official tells federal lawmakers the agency can't legally reverse its decision to reduce the Missouri River's flow into the rain-starved Mississippi River.

Corps Plans Missouri River Reduction Despite Governor's Concerns

by Associated Press 11/13/2012 2:27 pm

The Army Corps of Engineers will proceed with plans to reduce flow from an upper Missouri River reservoir despite concerns that it will worsen low-water problems on the Mississippi River.

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.