Mississippi River http://wkms.org en Seymour Bluffs Childrens Author Reads at Wickliffe Mounds http://wkms.org/post/seymour-bluffs-childrens-author-reads-wickliffe-mounds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;S</span>eymour Bluffs is an American Bald Eagle who travels back in time to an Illini Indian village located along the Mississippi River and helps the natives resolve a problem with the mysterious Piasa Bird in the children's book by author Phyllis Bechtold. On Sounds Good, Kate speaks with Bechtold about her upcoming presentation on May 31 at Wickliffe&nbsp;Mounds State Historic Site, and the life-sized Seymour Bluffs who will be on-hand to help Bechtold autograph her books for sale in this children's event.</p><p><em>Hear the Conversation:</em></p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 16:34:22 +0000 Kate Lochte 40882 at http://wkms.org Seymour Bluffs Childrens Author Reads at Wickliffe Mounds Wickliffe Mounds Open for 10th Season as State Historic Site http://wkms.org/post/wickliffe-mounds-open-10th-season-state-historic-site <p>Native Americans now called Mississippian culture lived at the confluence of the Ohio&nbsp;and Mississippi&nbsp;Rivers around 1100 to 1350 AD. Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site offers a window on this ancient community. Park Manager Carla Hildebrand spoke with Kate Lochte about this season's opening, Tuesday, April 1.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:56:00 +0000 Kate Lochte 39580 at http://wkms.org Wickliffe Mounds Open for 10th Season as State Historic Site Mississippi River Mayors Ask for Increase In Army Corps of Engineers Funding http://wkms.org/post/mississippi-river-mayors-ask-increase-army-corps-engineers-funding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayors from cities along the Mississippi River are calling on Congress to increase U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding to keep commerce flowing on the waterway.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:22:46 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 35833 at http://wkms.org Mississippi River Mayors Ask for Increase In Army Corps of Engineers Funding Mississippi River dropping, but problems remain http://wkms.org/post/mississippi-river-dropping-problems-remain <p>National Weather Service meteorologists say the flood-swollen Mississippi River is going down, but it will be some time before things dry out.&nbsp; The waterway has crested from Iowa through southern Missouri and Illinois but remains above flood stage at many spots.&nbsp; Hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland are under water and hundreds of roads remain closed.&nbsp; The river is still 10 feet above technical flood stage at Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Grafton, Illinois.</p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:25:07 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 31937 at http://wkms.org Mississippi River dropping, but problems remain Flood Warnings for Kentucky, Tennessee Near Mississippi River http://wkms.org/post/flood-warnings-kentucky-tennessee-near-mississippi-river <p></p><p>The National Weather Service is issuing flood warnings in Kentucky and Tennessee as the Mississippi River starts to slowly rise from northern floodwaters, but officials say the rising water should not have a significant impact.</p><p>NWS Meteorologist Marlene Mickelson in Memphis says the lower part of the Mississippi River will see elevated levels through the next two weeks. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:31:39 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30894 at http://wkms.org Flood Warnings for Kentucky, Tennessee Near Mississippi River Shipping Bounces Back as Mississippi River Rises http://wkms.org/post/shipping-bounces-back-mississippi-river-rises <p></p><p>Mississippi River shippers say they're returning to handling full loads because the drought-ravaged waterway has benefited from winter storms and aggressive rock-clearing.</p><p>The Army Corps of Engineers and the Coast Guard say the crisis is over with water levels rising and rocks cleared to deepen the channel. The corps recently removed riverbed rocks from a treacherous stretch south of St. Louis, and it says recent snow and rain have helped raise the Mississippi.&nbsp; Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:14:34 +0000 The Associated Press 28676 at http://wkms.org Shipping Bounces Back as Mississippi River Rises Army Corps Reports on 2011 Mississippi Flood http://wkms.org/post/army-corps-reports-2011-mississippi-flood <p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the near-historic Mississippi River flood of 2011 caused $2.8 billion in damage and tested the system of levees, reservoirs and floodways like no other flood before it.</p><p>The Army Corps released a report Monday saying the Mississippi River and Tributaries system was operated as it was designed to work and was mostly successful in fighting the flood along of the nation's most important inland waterway. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:12:42 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 28550 at http://wkms.org Army Corps Reports on 2011 Mississippi Flood Weekend Storm Temporarily Alleviates Dropping Water Levels http://wkms.org/post/weekend-storm-temporarily-alleviates-dropping-water-levels <p></p><p>This weekend’s rainfall has briefly alleviated dropping water levels on the Mississippi River, but it didn't put a dent in persisting drought conditions in the area. National Weather Service meteorologist Robin Smith says most places in western Kentucky got 4 to 5 inches but they are still up to 20 inches below average rainfall. The Mississippi River levels are between 12 and 13 feet but Smith expects those levels to drop back to 5 feet in just a few weeks. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:32:45 +0000 Whitney Jones 26761 at http://wkms.org Weekend Storm Temporarily Alleviates Dropping Water Levels Army Corps Tamps Down Barge Worries on Mississippi http://wkms.org/post/army-corps-tamps-down-barge-worries-mississippi <p>The Army Corps of Engineers says its efforts to keep a crucial stretch of the Mississippi River open to barge traffic should help avert a shipping shutdown that river industry officials fear is imminent. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:08:26 +0000 John Walker & AP 26453 at http://wkms.org Army Corps Tamps Down Barge Worries on Mississippi Mississippi River Level Expected to Keep Dropping http://wkms.org/post/mississippi-river-level-expected-keep-dropping <p></p><p>A new National Weather Service forecast projects water levels on the Mississippi River will keep dropping over the next several weeks.&nbsp; The outlook comes amid worries barge traffic could soon be affected along the vital shipping corridor.&nbsp; NWS hydrologists say the Mississippi River at Saint Louis will fall to about 9 feet by the end of December, and, barring significant rainfall, another six inches in the first week of January.&nbsp; Months of drought have left levels up to 20 feet below normal along a 180-mile stretch of the river from St. Louis to Cairo, Ill.&nbsp; Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:39:44 +0000 The Associated Press & Todd Hatton 25636 at http://wkms.org Mississippi River Level Expected to Keep Dropping