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  • Corps seeks public comments on Humble Canal Draft Environmental Assessment

    The New Orleans District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the draft environmental assessment for the “Mississippi River and Tributaries, Morganza to the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana Humble Canal Gate Site Preparation and Initial Levee Preload,” and is seeking public comment through Sept. 11, 2021.
  • UPDATE: OPERATION OF THE MORGANZA FLOODWAY POSTPONED

    NEW ORLEANS – Based on the current forecast, the Corps will not operate the Morganza Floodway on June 9 and does not have an expected operating date. Future weather events could impact Mississippi River levels and the Corps will continue to monitor the forecast daily as conditions can change.
  • UPDATE: OPERATION OF THE MORGANZA FLOODWAY POSTPONED

    NEW ORLEANS – Based on the current forecast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is delaying operation of the Morganza Floodway until June 9, 2019.
  • UPDATE: OPERATION OF THE MORGANZA FLOODWAY POSTPONED

    NEW ORLEANS – Based on the current forecast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is delaying operation of the Morganza Floodway until June 6, 2019.
  • Pending operation of the Morganza Floodway

    NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will initiate the process of gradually opening the Morganza Floodway on June 2, 2019 to prevent overtopping of the control structure. The slow-opening process will take three days during which time USACE will limit accumulation in the floodway to one foot per day. The corps anticipates that a diverted flow of 150,000 cubic feet per second by June 5 will be required to keep the river below the structure’s elevation of 60 feet.
  • USACE to operate Morganza Control Structure

    NEW ORLEANS – Mississippi River Commission President and United States Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division Commander Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser has approved the request to operate the Morganza Control Structure and Floodway. If forecasted conditions remain unchanged, the operation will begin on June 2, 2019.
  • Corps releases annual notice to all residents within Mississippi River Floodways

    NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District recently disseminated its