VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The Mississippi River Commission' annual low-water inspection trip in the Missouri Basin is under way and will include a stop in Southeast Missouri.
The inspection started Sunday in North Dakota traveling the basin to the confluence with the Mississippi then on the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers. During their tour, two public meetings are scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi within the Corps' Memphis District so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues.
At 9 a.m. Monday, there will be a public meeting with their vessel docks at the City Front in Caruthersville. Another meeting is planned for 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mud Island River Park in Memphis, Tenn.
All meetings are open to the public. Local interests are invited to present their views and suggestions on matters affecting the water resources infrastructure needs in the valley, including flood control and the Mississippi River and Tributaries project, environmental issues, recreation and navigation.
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