Tag: Mississipp River
  • Public Comment Period and Open House planned for West Alton Islands Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, federal partner the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
  • Ribbon Cutting for new Riverlands greenhouse at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rivers Project Office will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 29, at 10 a.m. for a new greenhouse at the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary in West Alton, Missouri. The Riverlands Greenhouse will grow thousands of native plants annually to support prairie and pollinator habitat enhancement and restoration as well as outreach and education programs in the greater St. Louis and Confluence region.
  • 20th Anniversary Commemoration Event Planned for the National Great Rivers Museum

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rivers Project Office, will be celebrating 20 years since the opening of its National Great Rivers Museum. The celebration will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 4 and will include informational tables and children’s activities at more than 20 stations, as well as several food trucks. The commemoration of the National Great Rivers Museum will occur at 12 p.m. on a stage behind the museum, overlooking the Mississippi River and the Melvin Price Locks and Dam. Alton Mayor David Goins and St. Louis District Commander Colonel Andy Pannier, along with others, will be speaking at the commemoration about the importance of on-going cooperation along our Nation’s rivers.
  • Recreational Vessel Lockages Are Being Postponed at the Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam Until Drought Conditions

    Beginning Monday, October 16, recreational vessel lockages will not be permitted at the Jerry F. Costello Lock & Dam in Modoc, IL (4800 Lock and Dam Road) until the Kaskaskia River returns to a sustainable level. This action is necessary to manage upstream pool levels for commercial navigation and prevent any unnecessary water loss during historically low water conditions. Anyone needing to use the Lock to gather personal property such as hunting or fishing equipment or for any other personal purposes is urged to do so before Monday. At that time, the Mississippi River will only be accessible from the available boat ramps located directly on the main river channel.
  • St. Louis District Army Corps monitoring low water levels on Mississippi

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, has been monitoring low water levels along the Mississippi River this week. Currently, there are no restrictions in the navigation channel north of Cairo in the district’s area of operations and the authorized depth of nine feet is being maintained with assistance from dredging. 
  • Industry Day opportunity coming soon for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lock and Dam 25 Winfield, Mo. Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, will host an Industry Day June 15 at the OYO Hotel St. Louis Downtown City Center from 8 a.m. – noon to serve as a networking opportunity for contractors and potential contractors to learn more about the Lock and Dam 25 new 1,200-ft. lock project as part of the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program. The event will kick off with a formal welcome and introduction by St. Louis District Commander Col. Kevin Golinghorst at 8 a.m. Following opening remarks, officials from the St. Louis District will discuss upcoming contracting opportunities for this expansion project.
  • Kaskaskia Eagle Fest

    The 2022 Kaskaskia Eagle Fest event will be held on Saturday, February 5 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Jerry F. Costello Lock & Dam in Modoc, Ill.
  • Mississippi River Commission schedules low-water inspection trip

    The Mississippi River Commission (MRC) will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River Aug. 7-18, 2017. Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents to hear their concerns, ideas and issues.