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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

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

Government Lab Looks for Renewable Energy Solutions

posted on August 22, 2008 at 8:08 PM

Government Lab Looks for Renewable Energy Solutions
After the oil crisis of the 1970s, Congress authorized the creation of a government laboratory tasked with solving the puzzle of how to save energy using renewable resources. Three decades later, more than 1,100 scientists and engineers continue... Full Story

Study Advances Method of Making Energy from Farm Waste

posted on April 18, 2008 at 8:04 PM

ST LOUIS — Washington University engineers using imaging technology have found that vigorous mixing helps microorganisms turn farm waste into alternative energy. 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

U.S. Senate Approves Mississippi River Bill

posted on July 21, 2006 at 8:07 PM

After years of debate, the Senate this week overwhelmingly approved a massive waterway navigation bill that would double the size of locks on the upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers. 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

Obama Lobbies for River Lock Improvements

posted on May 6, 2005 at 8:05 PM

Sen Barack Obama, D-IL, said this week that aging locks and dams along the Mississippi and Illinois rivers are slowing grain exports and stifling the Midwest farm economy. Full Story

Wins & Losses for Upper Miss. Projects

posted on February 18, 2005 at 8:02 PM

Some Upper Mississippi River projects were treated kindly in President Bush's budget handed over to Congress last week, while other projects got no money. Full Story
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