Corps of Engineers to study deepening Mississippi River

May 19, 2015 11:40 PM

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With the size of ships growing, the Army Corps of Engineers says it will begin looking at deepening the lower Mississippi River by as much as 5 feet — a move that would prove costly and carry ecological consequences.

On Tuesday the Army Corps said it would hold three public meetings in Belle Chasse, New Orleans and Baton Rouge to discuss the study and the river's future.

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