A Master Plan (MP) is a recreation, natural resource, and land-use management document. Per Chapter 3 of Engineering Regulation1130-2-550 and Engineering Pamphlet 1130-2-550 Corps policy, it is the "...document that conceptually establishes and guides the orderly development, administration, maintenance, preservation, enhancement, and management of natural, cultural, and recreational resources of a Corps’ water resource project." Despite what the name might suggest, it is not a plan for navigation (locks, dams and associated infrastructure for commercial barge traffic), flood risk management (such as levees in the PL84-99 Program), or water level management which have all been addressed in other guidance documents.
The Mississippi River Project is also currently revising the 1989 Shoreline Management Plan (SMP). For more information, please visit the Shoreline Management Plan page.
For additional information on the current approved plans, master planning process, Mississippi River Project, or the recreation, forestry, or shoreline management sections please visit each of their links on the right of this screen.