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  • APNewsBreak: Corps not budging on Miss. River flap

    12/07/2012 1:11:51 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 7, 2012 | By JIM SUHR and JIM SALTER | Associated Press
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has turned back requests by federal lawmakers and the barge industry to release more water from the Missouri River, believing the drought-starved Mississippi River it feeds still will remain open to shipping despite mounting concerns about water levels. Army Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy, in a Thursday letter obtained by The Associated Press, told lawmakers from Mississippi River states she doesn't consider it necessary to boost Missouri River flows into the Mississippi — something the politicians urgently had sought. Darcy, a top Army Corps official, noted this week's revised National Weather Service...
  • Shippers seek White House's help to keep Mississippi River open

    11/28/2012 4:10:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | November 27, 2012 | Karl Plume
    Mississippi River barge operators and shipping groups on Tuesday asked U.S. President Barack Obama to declare a state of emergency on the river and direct the Army Corps of Engineers to keep the drought-lowered waterway open to commercial traffic to avert an "economic catastrophe." Water on the Mississippi River along the busy stretch from St. Louis to Cairo, Illinois was expected to recede to record-low levels by mid-December, effectively halting the flow of barges that carry billions of dollars worth of grain, coal, steel, fuel and other products. In a letter to the White House and the Federal Emergency Management...
  • Money short for levee repairs

    09/16/2011 7:03:36 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 7 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | September 16, 2011 | By Nancy Gaarder
    Levees along the Missouri River have sustained at least $335 million in damage in this summer's flooding, according to early estimates by the Army Corps of Engineers. Based on what the corps is seeing, Midlands levees might be in better shape than expected, said Kim Thomas, chief of emergency management for the corps' Omaha district. Nationwide, levees this year have sustained about $2 billion in damage, Thomas said. But here's the rub.
  • Corps caught in the middle (Missouri River Flood)

    06/22/2011 6:23:41 AM PDT · by CharlyFord · 17 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | June 20, 2011 | David Montgomery
    SIOUX CITY -- When residents of Pierre, Dakota Dunes and other communities along the flooding Missouri River scrambled to protect their towns, many had harsh words for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the agency responsible for managing the river. "The Corps of Engineers has completely and totally let us down," Gary Grittner, a Fort Pierre resident, said. "We, the people of Fort Pierre and Pierre, are paying the price for incompetence on the part of the Corps of Engineers." Severe flooding on the upper Missouri may be a rare event, but harsh criticism of the corps isn't. For decades,...
  • Flooding Brings Worries Over Two Nuclear Plants

    06/21/2011 10:07:23 PM PDT · by matt04 · 11 replies
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As record floodwaters along the Missouri River drench homes and businesses, concerns have grown about keeping a couple of notable structures dry: two riverside nuclear power plants in Nebraska. Though the plants have declared “unusual events,” the lowest level in the emergency taxonomy used by federal nuclear regulators, both were designed to withstand this level of flooding, and neither is viewed as being at risk for a disaster, said a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. “We think they’ve taken all the necessary precautions and made the appropriate arrangements to deal with the flooding conditions,” said...
  • 500,000 Acres of Farmland in Flood Path

    06/08/2011 8:32:33 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 16 replies · 1+ views
    AgWeb ^ | June 8, 2011 | AgWeb.com Editors
    Persistent Northern Plains rainfall and heavy mountain snowpack is setting the stage for the worst flooding on the Missouri River since 1993, reports Allen Motew, QT Weather meteorologist. These extreme levels of flooding are predicted to last for at least the next month. “The entire Missouri River Basin is flooding – only to get worse over the next several weeks,” Motew reports. “Abnormal rainfall is now expected to continue (or increase for many) across 1000’s of miles and millions of acres over the next eight days, from Alberta to Ohio.” Motew says recent reports show that the Missouri River is...
  • 130lb World Record Blue Catfish Caught (video)

    07/21/2010 11:04:34 AM PDT · by OneVike · 54 replies · 5+ views
    Check out this video of a world record 130 Pound Blue Catfish caught in the Missouri River. The fish was caught using a fillet from an Asian carp that jumped into their boat.  After the catfish was reeled to the boat, it took the couple another 30 minutes to haul it into the boat. For those who understand the ins and outs of fishing.  It was caught using a Penn 320 Reel with a 40lb test Monofilament fishing line. Follow the link below to see the video news report of the 130lb World Record Blue Catfish Caught
  • Missouri River barges could be headed for extinction

    09/17/2002 9:06:28 AM PDT · by AdA$tra · 10 replies · 395+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch via Wicita Eagle ^ | Posted on Mon, Sep. 16, 2002 | BY BILL LAMBRECHT
    KRT) - Capt. Pat Gerlach is celebrating his 48th birthday in the wheelhouse of the towboat Lauren D. He is thrilled with a gift that has come his way. "The good Lord is looking out for me. He sent me a little water for my birthday," says Gerlach, pushing barges laden with fertilizer upriver to Kansas City.In fact, it was the Army Corps of Engineers that dispatched the extra water into the Missouri River after a monthlong standoff with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over protecting the nests of endangered birds.The episode was the latest example of threats...
  • KS/MO FREEPER ALERT:`America's Most Wanted' coming to Leawood [Kansas]

    08/01/2002 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Conagher · 12 replies · 595+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Mon, Jul. 29, 2002 | Richard Espinoza/The Star
    John Walsh will tape "America's Most Wanted" Tuesday morning from the Leawood swimming pool where Ali Kemp was murdered. The show, to air at 8 p.m. Saturday on Fox, will ask viewers to help solve the cases of Kemp, Precious Doe and women whose bodies were found in the Missouri River. They also will feature the case of Tabitha Brewer, a 16-year-old girl who disappeared from Shawnee with her boyfriend in 1998. Her boyfriend, Nick Travis, was found dead four months later in a Kansas City neighborhood, and Tabitha's purse was found there. The show will be taped at 8:30...
  • Group is set to name the Missouri nation's most endangered river

    04/02/2002 6:19:33 AM PST · by FairWitness · 16 replies · 271+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 4-2-02 | Bill Lambrecht
    <p>WASHINGTON - With a critical government decision about its future looming, the Missouri River will be named today as the nation's most endangered river in an annual ranking by conservationists.</p> <p>The Missouri topped the Big Sunflower River in Mississippi and the Klamath River in California and Oregon for the distinction as most threatened in the 17th annual rating by American Rivers, the nation's pre-eminent river advocacy group.</p>