Agencies to Share Cost to Study Deepening of the Red River

VICKSBURG, Miss. – Several government agencies will share the cost of studying the deepening of the Red River.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District entered into a feasibility cost sharing agreement with Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the Red River Waterway Commission on June 11 to conduct the study…

Red River Stakeholders To Consider Deepening, Extending Navigation To DFW

Stakeholders of the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway—the navigable portion of the Red River that extends from the Mississippi River to Shreveport, La.—and those farther upriver in Arkansas and along the border between Oklahoma and Texas have a trio of studies to watch related to navigation…

Insights from the RRVA March Trip to Washington, D.C.

The Red River Valley Association March trip to Washington, D.C. was full of strategies and productive conversations. Each meeting was intricately connected to distinct water resource challenges specific to the Red River Valley across multiple states…

Corps Completes Dewatering Of John H. Overton Lock

Commercial navigation is moving again through the John H. Overton Lock—also called Lock 2—on the Red River located at Mile 40.8 near Alexandria, La., following a two-month closure for dewatering, inspection and maintenance…

RRVA Annual Conference Focuses On Infrastructure, Honors Outgoing Director Brontoli

Stakeholders of the Red River Valley and navigation along the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway, which stretches from Shreveport, La., down to Old River Lock at the Mississippi River, gathered February 22–23 in Shreveport for the 98th annual convention of the Red River Valley Association…

Louisiana Receives $7.1M for Port Improvements

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration is announcing $7.1 for port improvements in Louisiana under a new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law program created to improve air quality for truck drivers, port workers and families that live in communities surrounding ports…

Advocating for Red River Valley Needs During High Water Inspection Trip

Red River Valley Association (RRVA) Executive Director, Emily Mott, testified to the Mississippi Valley Division about the needs in the Red River Valley in Vicksburg, Mississippi on the High Water Inspection trip…

Highlights from RRVA’s 2023 Convention

The Red River Valley Association (RRVA) held its 98th Annual Convention on February 22–23, 2023, at the Sam’s Town Hotel & Convention Center in Shreveport, Louisiana…

Red River Valley Association Announces Beginning of River Survey

In less than two years, the U.S. Army Corps Engineers Vicksburg District anticipates it will be able to identify whether or not geographic changes have occurred to Red River…