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VOL. 127 | NO. 134 | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Corps Begins Work Along Mississippi River

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VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mat Sinking Unit was leaving Vicksburg Tuesday to begin laying articulated concrete mattress squares that will protect submerged riverbanks in more than 30areas along the Mississippi River.

This year, the Corps says the work will run as far north as Cairo, Ill., to as far south as Tropical Bend, La., on the Lower Mississippi River.

The Corps says the concrete mattress squares will form a protective overcoat to shield the riverbank from erosion and sloughing to maintain the channel alignment and stability.

The 2012 season will employee 300 personnel and continue until February 2013 unless conditions become unfavorable. The work will include repairs to areas damaged from 2011 flood.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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