Mississippi River Commission announces open houses

Friday, April 8, 2011

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Mississippi River Commission (MRC) will conduct the Memphis District portion of its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River Monday and Tuesday.

Two public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. The meeting places, dates and times are as follows:

* 9 a.m. Monday, Hickman, Ky., at Port of Hickman

* 9 a.m. Tuesday, Memphis, Tenn., at Mud Island

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.

The purpose of the public meetings is to maintain a dialogue and an exchange of viewpoints and ideas.

Pertinent address:

Port of Hickman, Hickman, KY

Mud Island, Memphis, TN

Map of pertinent addresses

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