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Floodwaters Rising after Storms Deluge Heartland

posted on April 19, 2013 at 9:57 AM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Volunteers worked into the night to stack sandbags against rising Midwest floodwaters and evacuate people in its path - or rescue those already under water - after a powerful spring storm system unleashed downpours from Oklahoma to... Full Story

Market to Market (January 18, 2013)

posted on January 18, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Market to Market (January 18, 2013)
Full Program: Data reveals the worst drought in half-a-century is intensifying in the Grain Belt. Workers go to great lengths to keep the Mississippi River – and the commerce it supports – flowing. Market analysis with Elaine Kub. Full Story

2012 was 10th driest Illinois

posted on January 4, 2013 at 2:13 PM

2012 was Illinois' 10th driest year. Illinois Radio Network reports that Illinois averaged just more than 30 inches of rainfall across the state - about 10 inches below normal. Full Story

Lake Erie Rivers Good Asian Carp Habitat

posted on January 13, 2012 at 10:34 AM

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A federal study says Lake Erie andsome rivers flowing into it would offer ideal habitat for unwantedAsian carp.     The U.S. Geological Survey says the Maumee, Sandusky and Grandrivers have... Full Story

Huge fish spurs call to 're-reverse' Chicago River

posted on August 19, 2011 at 12:47 PM

The city was in a predicament. By the late 1800s, the slow-moving Chicago River had become a cesspool of sewage and factory pollution oozing into Lake Michigan, the source of drinking water for the bustling metropolis. Full Story

MT governor backs out of flood meeting

posted on August 19, 2011 at 11:56 AM

Governors from several states affected by this year's historic overflowing of the Missouri River were gathering Friday to discuss ways to avoid a repeat of the destructive floodwaters that submerged thousands of acres of farmland and forced... 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

Market to Market (June 24, 2011)

posted on June 24, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Market to Market (June 24, 2011)
Full Program: Floodwaters prompt more evacuations along swollen rivers in the Midwest. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke acknowledges factors slowing the economic recovery. And in the corridors of Capitol Hill, one man's unlikely coalition deals a body blow to ethanol.... Full Story

Flooding fears from Minot to Missouri

posted on June 24, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Flooding fears from Minot to Missouri
Civil Defense sirens sounded in Minot, North Dakota Wednesday, prompting thousands to evacuate to higher ground as the Souris River quickly escaped its banks. Full Story

Market to Market (June 17, 2011)

posted on June 17, 2011 at 11:15 PM

Market to Market (June 17, 2011)
Full Program: Market to Market covers flooding along the Missouri River as tensions among residents rise with the water. Congress fights over cuts to agriculture and biofuels subsidies. And the double threat of good weather and excellent crop conditions push the... Full Story

Missouri River Residents Wait For Water Levels To Rise

posted on June 17, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Missouri River Residents Wait For Water Levels To Rise
In extreme northwestern Missouri, nearly 300 feet of an already weakened levee was ripped open. Full Story

Market to Market (June 10, 2011)

posted on June 10, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Market to Market (June 10, 2011)
Full Program: Inhabitants of the Missouri River Watershed prepare for record flooding. Despite a significant decline in acreage, USDA still predicts a bumper corn crop. And when combined with tight supplies and strong demand, Mother Nature sets the stage for... 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

Wild west weather as snow melts, dams filling, floods feared

posted on June 3, 2011 at 3:06 PM

GRAND COULEE DAM, Wash (AP) - The giant concrete dams of the Pacific Northwest are overflowing with water. Full Story

Late Storms Add to Historic Flood Worries in West

posted on May 20, 2011 at 3:05 PM

ALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Late winter storms are packing a punch to the Rockies, piling snowpack on top of already record levels across the West where officials are concerned about historic flooding, avalanches and mudslides. Full Story
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