Public virtual orientation announced for Mississippi River study

Published 5:06 pm Saturday, January 20, 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: https://www.youtube.com/@usacenola/streams

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.

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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 the successful management of the river.

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: www.mvn.usace.army.mil/About/LMRComp/