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Study: $18B to Divert Missouri River to Irrigate Farms

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM

A new study estimates it would cost $18 billion to reroute water from the Missouri River to help irrigate farms in western Kansas, and another $1 billion each year to operate the system. Full Story

Landowners File Lawsuit Over Missouri River Floods

posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:29 PM

The lawsuit filed by more than 200 landowners said the Corps has deemphasized flood control while deciding how to manage Missouri River reservoirs as part of an effort to restore habitat for endangered species. Full Story

Drought still Impacting Missouri River Management

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:38 AM

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says it expects higher-than-usual runoff in the Missouri River basin next year, but the system of dams along the river will still have minimum flows to recover from drought last year. The... Full Story

Officials To Keep Conserving Missouri River Water

posted on May 17, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Drought continues to affect the river because much of the snowmelt and rainfall in the seven-state region is being absorbed into the soil. Full Story

Flooding Drowns Out Some Areas of Drought

posted on April 25, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Flooding Drowns Out Some Areas of Drought
“The rain on the plain was mainly a pain” for many in rural America this week. Several rivers escaped their banks in Illinois, Missouri and the Dakotas. High water in Spring Bay, Illinois near Peoria flooded homes and other low-lying areas.... Full Story

Iowa church blesses Missouri River in ceremony

posted on January 14, 2013 at 9:13 AM

The Missouri River has received a special blessing from an Iowa church that hopes the ceremony will make the river holy and reduce flooding and drought. Full Story

Corps plans Missouri River reduction

posted on November 19, 2012 at 10:36 AM

The Army Corps of Engineers will proceed with plans to reduce flow from an upper Missouri River reservoir despite concerns that it will worsen low-water problems on the Mississippi River. Full Story

Missouri River management plan for 2012 released

posted on January 6, 2012 at 4:14 PM

The Army Corps of Engineers says it is trying to improve the way it manages the Missouri River's reservoirs after last year's historic flooding, but the 2012 plan released Friday doesn't include any additional flood-storage space. Full Story

Panel: Corps Worked Around Climatic Extremes

posted on December 22, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Panel: Corps Worked Around Climatic Extremes
A four-member panel assembled by the Corps issued a 99-page report this week citing “climatic extremes” that appear to be getting “bigger and more frequent.” The group added the Corps was not negligent in its duty to manage the flood. Full Story

Panel: Corps not to blame for Missouri River flood

posted on December 20, 2011 at 4:13 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did what it could with the record flooding on the Missouri River this year although proposed changes could help avoid a disastrous repeat, especially since such floods could become more frequent, an expert panel... Full Story

Dry Northern Plains helps spring runoff prep

posted on December 20, 2011 at 4:13 PM

Thanks to a dry fall across the northern Plains, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is months ahead of schedule in releasing water from reservoirs on the upper Missouri River to guard against another spring of record-setting flooding. Full Story

Crop Insurance Rates Skyrocket in flooded areas

posted on December 16, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Crop Insurance Rates Skyrocket in flooded areas
Midwestern farmers still drying out their formerly flooded farmland are likely to get hit with another punch – steep increases in crop insurance premiums. The reason: much of the damage from last summer’s epic flooding still has not been repaired. Full Story

2011: The Year of Natural Disasters

posted on December 9, 2011 at 3:52 PM

2011: The Year of Natural Disasters
Mother Nature smashed the record for U.S. weather disasters this year, as losses in a dozen calamities exceeded the $1 billion mark. Full Story

Corps Changing Missouri River Plan After Flooding

posted on November 10, 2011 at 12:07 PM

     OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday it will change its approach to managing the Missouri River following a summer of record flooding that damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes, led to... Full Story

Flood roads reopen to celebration

posted on October 28, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Business owners and area residents celebrated Monday's reopening of the Iowa Highway 2 link into Nebraska City, which was closed for more than four months by Missouri River flooding. Full Story
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