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Lower Mississippi River Comprehensive Management Study - Public Scoping Meetings

  • Posted Date: 02/22/2024
  • Office: Intergovernmental Services
  • News:

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has scheduled a series of public scoping meetings for the Lower Mississippi River Comprehensive Study. 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.

    • Hanville, 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)

    The scoping meeting’s purpose is to inform the public of the study process and to solicit input on the scope, significant issues, and development of alternatives to be analyzed. The study will examine restoration of ecological structure and function along the Mississippi River. It will also examine floodplain forests, and several scarce vegetative communities such as wetlands, canebrakes, riverfront forests and BLH forests.  Information about the study is available online at the project webpage: www.mvn.usace.army.mil/About/LMRComp/.

    During the meeting, USACE will present study-related information and accept questions and comments. Written comments may also be sent by e-mail to LMRComp@usace.army.mil and by mail to the following address:

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