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Ag Secretary Questions Corps on Missouri Flooding

posted on July 8, 2011 at 2:07 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is taking the U.S Army Corps of Engineers to task for its handling of the Missouri River, which has flooded thousands of acres of farmland in seven states. Full Story

Flood preparation along the Missouri River

posted on June 10, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Flood preparation along the Missouri River
This week, U.S Army Corps of Engineering officials increased the outflow from the massive Oahe Dam in Pierre, South Dakota. Full Story

Market to Market (July 9, 2010)

posted on July 9, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Market to Market (July 9, 2010)
Full Program: Soggy conditions in the "Corn Belt" dampen crop ratings, but are friendly to commodity prices. A retired Army General deploys new tactics to create U.S. jobs and wean America from foreign oil. And a global leader in biotechnology announces an... Full Story

Soldiers Working with Afghan Farmers to Grow Wheat

posted on August 15, 2008 at 8:08 PM

BISMARCK, N.D (AP) -- Army National Guard soldiers from farm states are hoping to fight terrorism and grow Afghanistan's farm economy, one legitimate crop at a time. Full Story

Corps Builds Up Sandbars to Help Shorebirds

posted on April 11, 2008 at 8:04 PM

VERMILLION, S.D (AP) -- Dozers and tractors are at work here to prepare a summer beach home for two birds on the endangered species list. Full Story

Corps to Ease Georgia Water Crunch as Governors Negotiate Drought

posted on November 9, 2007 at 8:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under a plan brokered by the Bush administration, the Army Corps of Engineers would hold back more water in Georgia lakes as the governors of drought-stricken Georgia, Florida and Alabama work toward a water-sharing agreement. Full Story

Corps Blamed for Shoddy Everglades Work

posted on September 14, 2007 at 8:09 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla (AP) — A major Everglades restoration project is stalled because of shoddy work managed by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers on a reservoir that could threaten an interstate and nearby communities if levee walls failed, state... Full Story

Barge Season Shortened on Missouri River

posted on August 25, 2006 at 8:08 PM

Barge Season Shortened on Missouri River
The barge season on the Missouri River is being shortened by 44 days – to end in mid-October, as drought continues to tighten its grip on the Missouri River basin. Until then, the Army Corps of Engineers says river flows to support navigation will... Full Story

Despite Lawsuit, Army Corps Plans Spring Rise on Missouri River

posted on May 5, 2006 at 8:05 PM

An artificial spring rise on the Missouri River will occur before May 19, despite a lawsuit filed last Friday to stop it. Full Story

Court Declines To Hear Missouri River Appeal;

posted on March 24, 2006 at 8:03 PM

The U.S Supreme Court this week refused to hear North Dakota's arguments that the Army Corps of Engineers has violated state water pollution laws in managing the Missouri River water flow. Full Story

Court Backs Army Corps Plan on Mo River

posted on August 19, 2005 at 8:08 PM

Summer water levels on the Missouri River can continue to be kept high enough for barge shipping. Full Story

Army Corps Works To Mitigate Effects of Drought

posted on October 22, 2004 at 8:10 PM

The U.S Army Corps of Engineer says it is taking steps to offset the impacts of drought along the Missouri River. Full Story

Report: Corps Hasn't Justified New Locks

posted on October 8, 2004 at 8:10 PM

The Army Corps of Engineers still hasn't justified its desire for building new, longer locks on the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, the National Research Council said in a report released this week. Full Story

Judge Rules In Favor of Army Corps of Engineers

posted on June 25, 2004 at 8:06 PM

Judge Rules In Favor of Army Corps of Engineers
It's been a 14-year battle between environmentalists and navigation interests along the 23-hundred mile Missouri River, and this week a U.S. District judge ruled in favor of river management that allows navigation. Full Story

Trying To Please Both Barge Traffic And Wildlife

posted on May 7, 2004 at 8:05 PM

Trying To Please Both Barge Traffic And Wildlife
Endgangered Species and barge traffic survive on very different water levels in the Missouri River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tries to accomodate both. Full Story
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