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


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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