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Public Meetings scheduled for Mississippi River study - (Update: Virtual Meetings added)

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District
Published Feb. 23, 2024

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host public scoping meetings for the Lower Mississippi River Comprehensive Management Study (LMR Comp) at venues throughout the study area between Feb. 27 and March 11.

The meetings will consist of a remote overview presentation and followed by an on-site open house to meet with and collect input from the public. The meeting dates, times and locations are as follows:

Feb. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Cairo, IL: Harold S. Jones Fine Arts Center (815 Commercial Ave., Cairo, IL 62914)
Memphis, TN: Crosstown Community Room (1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104)
Bay St. Louis, MS: Hancock County Library (312 Highway 90, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520) 

Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m.
Dyersburg, TN: Lannom Center (2000 Commerce Avenue Dyersburg, TN 38024)
Stoneville, MS: (82 Stoneville Rd, Stoneville, MS 38776)
New Orleans, LA: USACE New Orleans District Headquarters (7400 Leake Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118)

Feb. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Cape Girardeau, MO: Cape Girardeau Nature Center (2289 County Park Dr, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701)

Feb. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Columbus, KY: Columbus-Belmont State Park  (350 Park Rd, Columbus, KY 42032)
Natchez, MS: Co-Lin Multiple Purpose Room (11 Co-Lin Cir, Natchez, MS 39120)
Belle Chasse, LA: Belle Chasse Auditorium (8398 LA-23 Belle Chasse, LA 70037)

March 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Port Allen, LA: West Baton Rouge Conference Center (2750 North Westport Drive, Port Allen , LA 70767)

March 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Hanhville, LA: Emergency Operations Center (15026 River Road, Hanville, LA 70057)

March 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Helena, AR: Phillips Community College Fine Arts Center (1000 Campus Road, Helena AR 72342)
Morgan City, LA: Municipal Auditorium, Morgan City, LA (728 Myrtle St., Morgan City, LA 70380)

March 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Vicksburg, MS:  USACE Vicksburg District Headquarters (4155 E Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183)

March 12 (virtual only) 10 a.m. noon, and 6 p.m.
Meeting number (access code): 1991 65 9004
Join online at: https://usace1.webex.com/meet/mvnpao 
              Or by Phone at: 1-844-800-2712

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. Because of 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. 

Written comments related to the Lower Mississippi River Comprehensive Management Study may also be submitted to:

LMRComp C/O Project Management
7400 Leake Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

Or by email to: LMRComp@usace.army.mil

For more information about the study, please visit the website: www.mvn.usace.army.mil/About/LMRComp/ 


Christi Kilroy

Release no. 24-007