Missouri River http://wkms.org en Beshear Urges Leaders to Release Water from Missouri River http://wkms.org/post/beshear-urges-leaders-release-water-missouri-river <p></p><p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is urging U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell to sponsor and pass legislation that would force the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release water from the Missouri River to raise levels on the Mississippi.&nbsp; Drought conditions there could soon halt barge traffic. Beshear sent a letter to McConnell and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul Wednesday asking them to take action quickly. If the Mississippi continues to drop there could be negative economic consequences. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:44:38 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25686 at http://wkms.org Beshear Urges Leaders to Release Water from Missouri River Army Corps To Blow Up Rock Outcrops http://wkms.org/post/army-corps-blow-rock-outcrops <p></p><p>Two river navigation trade associations say the Army Corps of Engineers will blow up rock outcrops on the Mississippi River next week. The rock pinnacles in Thebes, Ill., could block river traffic after Christmas if water levels continue to fall.<span style="font-size:11.5pt"> The rock removal is a half-victory for barge companies, who also want the Corps to release water from Missouri River reservoirs.</span><br><br><span style="font-size:11.5pt">American Waterways Operators spokesperson Ann McColloch says the rock blasting project is welcome news, but adds the work will take an extended period of time.</span> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:31:14 +0000 Jacob McCleland 25585 at http://wkms.org Army Corps To Blow Up Rock Outcrops Beshear Asks Corps of Engineers to Increase Missouri River Flow http://wkms.org/post/beshear-asks-corps-engineers-increase-missouri-river-flow <p></p><p>Governor Steve Beshear is joining officials from other states asking the Army Corps of Engineers not to restrict the flow of the Missouri River into the Mississippi. The Corps says the flow reduction is due to drought in the upper Missouri River. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:31:10 +0000 Shelly Baskin 25285 at http://wkms.org Beshear Asks Corps of Engineers to Increase Missouri River Flow Lawmakers and Army Corps of Engineers Discussing Missouri River Cutoff http://wkms.org/post/lawmakers-and-army-corps-engineers-discussing-missouri-river-cutoff <p></p><p>Lawmakers from several Mississippi River states are meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers today to address the waterway's critically low levels between St. Louis and Cairo . Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:37:35 +0000 John Walker 25089 at http://wkms.org Lawmakers and Army Corps of Engineers Discussing Missouri River Cutoff River Industry Leaders Urge Obama For Emergency Declaration http://wkms.org/post/river-industry-leaders-urge-obama-emergency-declaration <p></p><p><span style="font-size:11.5pt">River navigation leaders want the Obama administration to take emergency action to avoid a river commerce shutdown.</span> <span style="font-size:11.5pt">The Army Corps of Engineers is reducing flows on the Missouri River. That will drop Mississippi River levels by as much as four feet by Dec. 10.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11.5pt">The Waterways Council CEO Mike Toohey says the basic inputs of everyday life will not arrive at their destination if commerce is interrupted between St. Louis and Cairo, Illinois.</span> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:25:03 +0000 Jacob McCleland 24990 at http://wkms.org River Industry Leaders Urge Obama For Emergency Declaration Corps of Engineers Moves Ahead with Missouri River Cutoff http://wkms.org/post/corps-engineers-moves-ahead-missouri-river-cutoff <p></p><p>The Army Corps of Engineers has begun reducing the flow from a Missouri River reservoir, a move expected to worsen low water conditions on the Mississippi River and potentially halt barge traffic at St. Louis within weeks. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 21:30:54 +0000 Associated Press 24860 at http://wkms.org Corps of Engineers Moves Ahead with Missouri River Cutoff