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  • Corps embarks on Grand Isle dune repair project

    June 25, 2013 5:31 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers is embarking on an effort to repair a Grand Isle dune damaged by storm surge from Hurricane Isaac in 2012 and other storms. The corps said Monday that construction along a 2,000-foot stretch of the dune at the southwestern end... more »
  • Court cuts Corps back out of 17th St Canal lawsuit

    April 29, 2013 8:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court ruling has added a new twist to a complicated legal property rights case along a canal that was breached during Hurricane Katrina, contributing to the floods over most of New Orleans. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has knocked the Army... more »
  • Corps agrees to send more water to Atchafalaya

    April 17, 2013 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted a request to send more water from the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya Basin. The governor's office tells The Advocate the move is aimed at improving water quality in the swamp. The Atchafalaya River... more »
  • Corps repairs damage from 2011 flooding

    October 2, 2012 9:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There's damage from last year's historic Mississippi River flood to repair still. On Monday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced the repairs. The work includes: - $2.8 million in sheet piling wok to deal with seepage on the Mississippi River levee near the Huey P. Long... more »
  • Corps gets public's thoughts on using Mississippi

    April 11, 2012 6:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers is gathering the public's thoughts on how best to use the water and mud in the Mississippi River to rebuild Louisiana's eroding coast while also keeping ships moving on the river, fishermen in business and floods under control. On Tuesday the... more »
  • Corps monitors levees as waters rise on river

    March 28, 2012 9:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With the Mississippi River rising as it does every spring, the Army Corps of Engineers has begun monitoring the levees along the river. The corps says it has begun patrolling levees up and down the river between Baton Rouge to the mouth of the Mississippi because... more »
  • Corps to spend $16M on Lake Pontchartrain shore

    March 1, 2012 7:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers says it will spend $16 million to raise 5 miles of rock shoreline in the Manchac Wildlife Management Area along Lake Pontchartrain. The agency says it has hired Luhr Bros. Inc, an Illinois-based company, to do the work. Under its contract,... more »
  • La. gets $22M from corps for river and port work

    February 9, 2012 10:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says two Louisiana tribes will get a total of $184,600 in Indian Housing Block Grants, and the Mississippi Band of Choctaws will get almost $3.2 million. In Louisiana, the Chitimacha Tribe Housing Authority in Charenton is getting nearly... more »
  • Corps adds Atchafalaya Basin to Inspections

    December 22, 2011 12:44 PM

    A little more than a week after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers activated the first phase of flood fight procedures to monitor levees along the Mississippi River, rising water levels have now prompted the start of phase one inspections along the Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levees in the southern portion... more »
  • Corps Begins Inspections Along Mississippi River

    December 14, 2011 6:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Due to high river conditions, the Army Corps of Engineers has activated the first phase of flood fight procedures to monitor levees along the Mississippi River. Closely coordinating efforts with local levee authorities, the New Orleans District said Tuesday it will begin patrolling the levees along... more »
  • Barge Hits Lock; Saltwater Intrusion Expected

    October 13, 2011 1:58 AM

    Farmers in western Vermilion Parish are bracing for saltwater intrusion, which could threaten crawfish and rice yields in the months ahead. The intrusion is expected because of damage at the Leland Bowman Lock outside of Intracoastal City, which was hit by a barge on September 30th. "It's not too... more »
  • Corps to make repairs to Miss. River levee

    September 12, 2011 6:43 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend $3.1 million to reinforce parts of the mainline Mississippi River levee at Lake Albemarle and Buck Chute. The Vicksburg Post reports that both were places the Corps and state levee officials scrambled to patch sand boils and stop... more »
  • Corps, La. join forces to study river diversions

    August 24, 2011 6:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers and state officials say they will join forces to study the best methods for turning the Mississippi River into a land-making device by diverting its water and sediment into coastal areas that are eroding. Army Corps and state officials say they... more »
  • Corps in New Orleans wins award for Katrina work

    August 3, 2011 9:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Members of the Army Corps of Engineers, the subject of emotional criticism after Hurricane Katrina, have won several agency awards. The corps in New Orleans says its team was given awards at an agency summer conference Monday. A corps news release said the team won the... more »
  • Corps awards drainage contract for Jefferson

    June 28, 2011 6:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to improve drainage along two canals on the west bank of Jefferson Parish. The corps awarded a $13.6 million contract to Merrick Construction LLC., a Louisiana-based company. The work will take place on Justice and Oil... more »
  • Corps: Mississippi River flood damaged levees

    June 27, 2011 6:33 AM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The head of the group overseeing work by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says another floodway could be needed to relieve pressure on levees along the Mississippi River. Maj. Gen. Michael J. Walsh told The Commercial Appeal that he's not saying the agency should build a... more »
  • Corps, Southern announce plan to save road

    June 17, 2011 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Southern University officials in Baton Rouge are working to prevent a road on the Southern campus from falling into a ravine. The corps said in a Thursday news release that they are working to correct soil... more »
  • Corps closes another gate at Morganza

    June 10, 2011 9:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers closed another gate on the Morganza spillway north of Baton Rouge on Thursday as the threat from severe flooding of the Mississippi River diminished. Now only one gate on the structure that diverts Mississippi water into the Atchafalaya basin remains open,... more »
  • Corps Completes Levees Around St. Bernard Parish

    June 4, 2011 10:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers says St. Bernard Parish - the parish southeast of New Orleans swamped by Katrina - has the best levee system its ever had. On Friday, the corps said an 8.5-mile-long floodwall between Verret and Caernarvon was done. It was the last... more »
  • Landry Calls Corps of Eng. "Inept" in Case of Sitting Barge

    March 29, 2011 11:43 PM

    It's been almost a year since an oil rig barge capsized in the Charenton Canal in St. Mary Parish, and today it's still there. Now parish and state leaders say they're fed up with the problem. The enormous 2,000 ton vessel has sat on it's side right in the... more »
  • Haiti Earthquake Response

    January 15, 2010 11:21 AM

    " Monetary donations are preferred to commodity contributions. " Anyone wishing to donate or provide assistance in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that struck near Port au Prince on Jan 12, 2010, is asked to contact the Center for International Disaster Information at or call 703-276-1914. "... more »
  • Failure to Maintain MRGO Led to Flooding

    November 19, 2009 3:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government could be vulnerable to billions of dollars in claims after a judge ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding in Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval on Wednesday awarded seven plaintiffs... more »

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