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  • Changes proposed at Morganza Play Video

    October 2, 2014 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A change of protocol is being considered by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for how the Morganza floodway is operated. Thursday, the Corps presented a proposal to a group of people in Baton Rouge. The changes include operating at a different water level the next... more »
  • $1.7 billion recommended for coastal projects

    December 30, 2013 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal report calls for $1.7 billion in coastal restoration projects for southwest Louisiana. State officials say it is encouraging, but far short of what is needed. The draft report comes from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and recommends projects in Cameron, Calcasieu, and... more »
  • Corps levee plan leaves out Ascension Play Video

    November 26, 2013 4:49 PM

    GONZALES - The Louisiana Army Corps of Engineers has decided to go forward with a levee plan that does not include protection for Ascension Parish. Tuesday, the Corps announced they would move forward with Alternative C, a plan which includes levee protection around St. John and populated portions of... more »
  • Corps closes N.O. storm surge gate

    October 3, 2013 2:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS-The Army Corps of Engineers says it plans to close a storm-surge gate protecting the New Orleans area as Tropical Storm Karen swirls in the Gulf of Mexico. The Amy Corps says it would begin Thursday afternoon to close a gate designed to keep possible storm surge from... more »
  • Corps completes $3 billion flood system

    June 15, 2013 5:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers says it has completed all permanent structures in a $3 billion system of levees and floodwalls around the west Bank of New Orleans and Jefferson, Plaquemines and St. Charles parishes. Ceremonies are planned Monday to mark completion of the West Bank and... more »
  • Army Corps reports on 2011 Mississippi River flood

    February 25, 2013 2:11 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the near-historic Mississippi River flood of 2011 caused $2.8 billion in damage and tested the system of levees, reservoirs and floodways like no other flood before it. A report released today said the Mississippi River and Tributaries system worked as... more »
  • Band backs off statement that Beyonce lip synced

    January 22, 2013 4:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marine Corps is backing off statements that Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem during her performance at President Barack Obama's inauguration. The Marine Corps issued a statement Tuesday saying it determined that a live performance by the Marine Band was ill advised because there was no opportunity... more »
  • Marines tell spouses clubs: Admit same-sex spouses

    January 9, 2013 4:28 PM

    NEW YORK - The Marine Corps has advised its legal staff that spouses clubs operating on its installations must admit same-sex spouses if they wish to remain on the bases. It's a step that the other service branches have not yet announced as they grapple with how to accommodate same-sex... more »
  • Michelle Obama donates to Toys for Tots

    December 11, 2012 3:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama thanked military families for the inspiration they've given her as first lady as she delivered about 900 gifts Tuesday from White House aides to the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots campaign. Mrs. Obama said "military families are what inspires my work," as she thanked volunteers, donors... more »
  • Lawmakers discuss low Miss. River with Corps

    November 29, 2012 3:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - A top Army Corps of Engineers official told federal lawmakers the agency can't legally reverse its decision to reduce the Missouri River's flow into the rain-starved Mississippi River. But Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois says Army Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy did tell him and senators from Iowa and... more »
  • Marine Corps forms new fighter jet squadron

    November 19, 2012 3:08 PM

    SAN DIEGO - The Marine Corps is forming its first squadron of pilots to fly the latest fighter jet. The development comes months after lawmakers voiced concern the Defense Department was rushing the end of the testing phase for the aircraft. Two veteran Marine pilots of the 3rd Marine Aircraft... more »
  • Corps plans Missouri River reduction

    November 13, 2012 2:29 PM

    ST. LOUIS - The Army Corps of Engineers will proceed with plans to reduce flow from an upper Missouri River reservoir despite concerns that it will worsen low-water problems on the Mississippi River. The corps expects to cut the flow from a South Dakota dam by about 40 percent starting... more »
  • Corps: Isaac's path, slow speed caused flooding

    November 9, 2012 6:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A post-Hurricane Isaac study by the Army Corps of Engineers says Isaac's storm surge flooding of areas that were not inundated during Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav was not caused by post-Katrina improvements to New Orleans area levee system. Instead, the study says, surge flooding during Isaac was... more »
  • Residents call for levee protections in LaPlace Play Video

    September 4, 2012 6:23 PM

    LAPLACE - Six days after thousands of people in St. John and St. James parishes were plucked from their homes due to rising flood water, dozens continue to question why they had no warning. As Isaac slowly rolled in Robin Wolf and her family sat inside their LaPlace home... more »
  • Corps send out floodway reminder

    June 10, 2012 10:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers has sent notices to residents and businesses inside Mississippi River floodways that may be activated if high water on the river forces the opening of spillways. The notices, sent annually, are a risk reminder and not notice of intent to open floodgates.... more »
  • Levee repairs continue after historic 2011 flooding

    March 29, 2012 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A section of River Road from Farr Park, south of Brightside Drive, to Ben Hur Road has been closed for months as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fixes problems with the levee. During historic flooding in 2011, the area known as Duncan Point had sand... more »
  • Corps has more than $500M for river repairs

    March 9, 2012 7:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans District of the Army Corps of Engineers says it has more than a half billion dollars to spend on projects to fix damage from the historic flooding on the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers last year. The Army Corps says it plans to spend $257... more »
  • Levees drying up in Baton Rouge, showing damage across the country

    June 27, 2011 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Flaws were left behind by the record level of the Mississippi River and could take up to $2 billion to fix. In Baton Rouge, since the river dipped below flood stage, people are seeing fewer sand bags and more dry levee land. Department of Public Works... more »
  • Levee renovation in store for Baton Rouge

    June 1, 2011 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Engineers are planning to permanently beef up protection along the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge. A part of River Road has been closed near Brightside Lane for two weeks while they tested high river pressure at seepage points in the levee, measured water flow from that seepage... more »
  • Bayou Sorrel Locks close

    May 23, 2011 5:36 PM

    BAYOU SORREL - As the Army Corps of Engineers closes the Bayou Sorrel locks to barge traffic, many within the shipping industry are now left unemployed. The locks close when the water on the Atchafalaya side reaches 16 feet. And that's bad for John Businelle and his business, Pelican... more »
  • Most gates open at Bonnet Carre, few at Morganza

    May 18, 2011 2:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers said 16 of 125 bays were open on Wednesday at the Morganza spillway upriver from Baton Rouge, sending water from the Mississippi River into the swampy spillway and on to the Atchafalaya River at a rate of 108,000 cubic feet per second.... more »
  • Corps: LSU at risk if Morganza Spillway stays closed

    May 9, 2011 5:53 PM

    NORCO, La. - A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official says LSU and other infrastructure south of Baton Rouge would be flooded if the Morganza Spillway isn't opened to divert water from the Mississippi River. Maj. Gen. Michael J. Walsh - president of the Mississippi River Commission and commander... more »
  • Corps opens Bonnet Carre Spillway

    May 9, 2011 3:14 AM

    NORCO- The Army Corps of Engineers opened the Bonnet Carre Spillway just after 8 a.m. today to help ease flooding from the Mississippi River. The spillway is 28 miles upriver from New Orleans and is expected to alleviate pressure on the levees there. Ten bays were opened. ... more »
  • Corps: Morganza could send 5 to 25 feet of water

    May 7, 2011 2:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Army Corps of Engineers says opening the Morganza spillway could pour out floodwaters anywhere from 5 to 25 feet deep in seven parishes. A map indicates the deepest waters would be near St. Francisville, with up to five feet in Houma and Morgan City. The Corps... more »
  • Corps to open Bonnet Carre Spillway Monday

    May 5, 2011 3:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Heavy rain in the Mississippi Valley and rising Mississippi River water stages and flow are prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway on Monday, May 9, 2011 to keep the volume of Mississippi River flows at New Orleans from exceeding... more »
  • Corps to strengthen New Orleans floodwalls

    December 11, 2010 11:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS, La.- The Army Corps of Engineers has hired two small companies to strengthen floodwalls along drainage canals that broke during Hurricane Katrina. The corps wants to make the floodwalls stronger by driving new sheetpile and adding embankment at the crown of the levees along the canals. The... more »

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