usace http://wkms.org en Freedom to Fish Act Becomes Law http://wkms.org/post/freedom-fish-act-becomes-law <p></p><p>President Barack Obama signed the Freedom to Fish Act into law today, placing a two-year moratorium on restricting fishing access to the tailwaters of dams on the Cumberland River.</p><p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wanted to install signage and a line of buoys separating fishermen from what they characterize hazardous waters. Legislators like Sen. Mitch McConnell felt that the economic impact on tourism outweighed any potential dangers.</p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 20:14:55 +0000 John Null 31854 at http://wkms.org Freedom to Fish Act Becomes Law Freedom to Fish Act Passes House http://wkms.org/post/freedom-fish-act-passes-house <p></p><p>Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have passed legislation to prevent the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers from installing barriers in the tailwaters of Cumberland River dams.</p><p>The House passed the measure unanimously Tuesday.</p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 21:03:10 +0000 John Null 31720 at http://wkms.org Freedom to Fish Act Passes House Bill Blocking USACE Restrictions on Fishing Passes Senate http://wkms.org/post/bill-blocking-usace-restrictions-fishing-passes-senate <p></p><p>The U.S. Senate passed a bill Wednesday to stop the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from<a href="http://wkms.org/term/freedom-fish-act"> restricting fishing access</a> around Corps dams, specifically along the Cumberland River.</p><p>Sen. Mitch McConnell sponsored the bill.</p><p>The Corps of Engineers wants to install signage and a line of buoys separating fishermen from what they characterize “hazardous waters.” Legislators like McConnell felt&nbsp;the economic impact it would have on tourism outweighed any potential dangers.</p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 21:51:53 +0000 John Null 31660 at http://wkms.org Bill Blocking USACE Restrictions on Fishing Passes Senate US Army Corps of Engineers Reviews Olmsted Lock and Dam Project http://wkms.org/post/us-army-corps-engineers-reviews-olmsted-lock-and-dam-project <p>Construction on the Olmsted Lock and Dam Project in Southern Illinois has been ongoing for 20 years, 13 years over schedule. Now a completion date is set for 2026. The final cost of the project will be almost 4 times the initial estimate. Shelly Baskin spoke with Project Engineer Richard Schipp on the problems plaguing the project and what lies ahead for the site.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 23:35:00 +0000 Shelly Baskin 17716 at http://wkms.org US Army Corps of Engineers Reviews Olmsted Lock and Dam Project