The Corps of Engineers is proposing to use up to 10 million cubic yards of Mississippi River mud from upriver every two years to shore up the mouth of the Mississippi River delta on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico instead of depositing it in traditional areas reserved for dredged material the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on June 19. In a plan released in May the Corps said it wanted to use mud from routine dredging operations along the river to build up the Plaquemines-Balize delta also called the Birds Foot delta in West Bay at the western edge of rivers mouth as it extends into the Gulf of Mexico. It was given that name because its alluvial spread looks like a birds foot from the air. It is sinking about an inch a year. Read More

On July 10 Congressman Cedric Richmond of Louisianas 2nd District introduced the DREDGE Act of 2012 - Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports. The bill would authorize deepening the present 47-foot Mississippi River channel to 50 feet and create a pilot project to promote the rebuilding of wetlands using maintenance material from the river. Read More

On July 10 Congressman Cedric Richmond of Louisianas 2nd District introduced the DREDGE Act of 2012 - Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports. The bill would authorize deepening the present 47-foot Mississippi River channel to 50 feet and create a pilot project to promote the rebuilding of wetlands using maintenance material from the river. Read More

The market for exports of U.S.-made construction machinery closed out 2010 with a gain of more than 28 percent compared to the previous year for a total of $16.4… Read More

The market for exports of U.S.-made construction machinery closed out 2010 with a gain of more than 28 percent compared to the previous year for a total of $16.4… Read More