Corps urged to delay river project

Corps urged to delay river project

DURING one of the busiest seasons for U.S. agriculture, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi Valley Division recently closed the Mississippi River to daylight traffic for a three-mile stretch near Memphis, Tenn., for construction.

The Nov. 7 closure was expected to last 14 days for planned mat-laying work along the Mississippi River, but agricultural groups urged the Corps to reconsider the timing of the project.


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