Public virtual orientation announced for Mississippi River study

Published Jan. 17, 2024

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District has announced a virtual public orientation for the Lower Mississippi River Comprehensive Management Study (LMR Comp) for Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 9:30 a.m.

Participants can join and view the virtual orientation session on YouTube at Interested parties unable to attend will be able to access meeting materials and the video orientation on the study’s website following the virtual session.

The LMR Comp is a five-year, $25 million mega-study that will deliver recommendations for effective and practical management of the Mississippi River from Cape Girardeau, MO, to the Gulf of Mexico.

The purpose of the study is to identify recommendations for the comprehensive management of the region across multiple purposes, including: hurricane and storm damage reduction, flood risk management, structure and nonstructural flood control, floodplain management strategies, navigation, ecosystem and environmental restoration, water supply, hydropower production, recreation, and other purposes as determined by the Secretary of the Army.

The study area encompasses seven states: Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. Due to the size and scope of the study, active participation and collaboration from the public and stakeholders throughout the five-year endeavor will be critical to identifying practical and sustainable recommendations for successful management of the river.

In an effort to increase participation and collaboration, this virtual public orientation will provide an overview of the study, update the general public, interested parties, and stakeholders, and outline the path forward as the study progresses.

For more information about the study, please visit the website:


Matt Roe

Release no. 24-006