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MISSISSIPPI VALLEY DIVISION

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he Mississippi Valley Division is responsible for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) water resources programs within 370,000 square miles of the Mississippi River Valley. The division boundary encompasses the entire Mississippi River from Lake Itasca, Minnesota, to the Gulf of Mexico, and includes all or parts of 12 states: Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. District offices located in St. Paul, Minnesota; Rock Island, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; Memphis, Tennessee; Vicksburg, Mississippi; and New Orleans, Louisiana, conduct the programs and activities overseen by the division. More than 250 tributaries drain into the Mississippi River, the largest of which are the Ohio and Missouri rivers. The 1.25-millionsquare-mile Mississippi River drainage basin (third largest in the

ST. PAUL DISTRICT The St. Paul District encompasses 139,000 square miles in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa. Four river basins fall under its jurisdiction: the Upper Mississippi River, the Red River of the North, the Souris River, and the Rainy River. The district employs nearly 700 professionals at more than 40 sites within its five-state footprint. • 4 drainage basins • 13 locks and dams • 16 reservoirs • 49 recreation areas with 650 campsites • 280 miles of 9-foot navigation channels maintained

ROCK ISLAND DISTRICT The USACE Rock Island District administers federal water resource programs across more than 73,000 square miles of eastern Iowa, northern Illinois, and portions of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Missouri. This area includes 314 miles of the Mississippi River, 268 miles of the Illinois Waterway, and multiple tributaries within the watershed. Approximately 900 professionals are employed with the district 36

world) gathers water from 41% of the continental United States, including all or parts of 31 states and two Canadian provinces. Missions throughout the division include: • Navigation • Flood risk management • Environmental stewardship • Emergency operations • Real estate management • Regulatory • Recreation • Support for others • Water supply • Hydropower • Hurricane and storm damage risk reduction • Formerly Utilized Sites Remediation Action Program

at its headquarters building and 27 field office sites. • 5 river basins: Des Moines, Rock, Iowa/ Cedar, Illinois, and Mississippi • 5 reservoirs: Saylorville, Red Rock, Coralville, Farmdale, and Fondulac • 18 lock and dam sites • 582 miles of navigation channel • 97 recreation sites with 1,850 campsites, 38 boat ramps, 10 swimming beaches, and 5 visitor centers

ST. LOUIS DISTRICT Founded in 1872, the St. Louis District is strategically located at the crossroads of three major river systems: the Illinois, Mississippi, and Missouri. The district encompasses some 28,000 square miles, almost equally divided between Illinois and Missouri. The district is responsible for 300 miles of the Mississippi from Saverton, Missouri, to Cairo, Illinois; 80 miles of the Illinois River and 36 miles of the Kaskaskia River; and 87 levees protecting 575,000 acres of economic and agricultural interests in the region. The district employs more than 650 professionals at its headquarters and 12 field office sites. • 10 rivers • 5 locks and dams

• 5 reservoirs: Carlyle, Shelbyville, Mark Twain, Rend, and Wappapello • 750 miles of levees • 92 flood control systems • 416 miles of navigable channel • 70 pumping plants • 162 recreation areas with 4,141 campsites and 498 picnic sites • 1 hydropower plant

MEMPHIS DISTRICT Founded in 1882, the Memphis District encompasses 25,000 square miles in portions of Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky. Eleven major river basins fall under its jurisdiction, including the Mississippi, Ohio, White, and St. Francis rivers, and West Tennessee tributaries. The Memphis District employs approximately 550 professional and skilled employees in its headquarters, Ensley Engineer Yard, area offices, and pumping plants. • 4 pumping plants • 11 drainage basins • 90 flood control structures • 741 miles of navigable channel • 1,200 miles of levees, including 640 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees

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