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.
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.
posted on January 4, 2013 at 2:19 PM
Federal officials say they're confident that they'll be able to keep a crucial stretch of the drought-starved Mississippi River open to barge traffic and avoid a shipping shutdown that the industry fears is imminent.
posted on December 22, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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.