International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Corps Restoring Lost Wildlife Habitat

The Upper Mississippi River System consists of 1300 miles of waterways from Cairo Illinois to Minneapolis Minnesota. Legislation in 1986 established the Environmental Management Program (EMP) for the purposes of restoring protecting and monitoring the natural resources of the system. The EMP is a partnership effort involving federal and state agencies and the public put into effect by the Corps of Engineers. It has become the most significant effort to restore and protect the natural resource values of the Upper Mississippi River. Read More