February 16, 2017

The 4 Memphis Bridges

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Many would say that the relationship between the Mississippi River and the Bluff City is obvious, but some may not realize the obstacle that the river would be without the amazing bridges that extend from Memphis, Tennessee to West-Memphis, Arkansas. Below are facts about each of the four bridges that cross the Big Muddy. Memphis & […]

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January 25, 2017

Thank You from Island Play

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Beale Street Landing’s Island Play with its water features is a hotspot in downtown Memphis’s child friendly scene. The playground typically serves a few hundred visitors on a pleasant weekend day. Island Play wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for a $1 million fundraising campaign. Campaign donors are recognized on Island Play’s Plough Wall of […]

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January 25, 2017

Wolf River Greenway meets Mud Island

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Crews are working on the Mud Island end of the Wolf River Greenway! This work is the result of nearly 15 years of planning and advocacy by the Wolf River Conservancy.  The 36 mile trail is planned to extend thru Shelby Farms to Germantown and Collierville Tennessee. Considering the Big River Crossing and existing riverfront trails, […]

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January 13, 2017

Memphis Riverfront Soccer Cup 2017

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The Memphis Riverfront Soccer Cup is back for its second year in Tom Lee Park on the RiverFit Soccer Field! 12 coed adult teams play on Sundays from March 5 – April 9 for a chance to be named champion. In the event of inclement weather or poor field conditions, games will be postponed until the following Saturday. Whether […]

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February 16, 2017

Meet USACE retiree Carol Jones

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What path lead you to working on the Mississippi River? It was divine intervention for sure. My whole career was divine intervention. When I came out of Christian Brothers University in 1982, there was a recession in the country, so they weren’t hiring a lot of civil engineers to build things. I was interviewing with […]

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February 16, 2017

River Gauges 101

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Uniform communication about the changing stages of the Mississippi River can be difficult  to achieve due to the varying channel widths and riverbed sea level. As the steamboat industry developed along the Mississippi River during the middle of the 19th century, communication about river conditions became imperative for safety and navigation. In 1872,  the Department of […]

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