2nd phase in improving Mississippi River system - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

2nd phase in improving Mississippi River system moves to Grand Tower

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Starting Tuesday night, the Army Corps of Engineers will begin removing rock along another portion of the Mississippi near Grand Tower.

Corps spokesman Mike Petersen says the 10-day project will continue the goal of deepening the channels, adding an additional 9 feet in depth.

The operations 30 miles south along Thebes hit a standstill when contractors discovered rock formations beneath the river sediment.

Regardless, with the help of recent rain the Corps expects to maintain navigation through the end of February.

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