Low river levels cause longer season
The Vicksburg District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) is currently working on the Mississippi River near Mayersville, Mississippi on river mile 495. Thus far this season the MSU has placed 167,391 squares or approximately 384 acres of articulated concrete mats on the banks of the Mississippi River. During this longer, six months, revetment season the goal is to place 442,786 squares covering approximately 1,018 acres. The next location for the MSU is mile 453 near Milliken, Louisiana.