8:31 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Army Corps To Blow Up Rock Outcrops

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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. The rock removal is a half-victory for barge companies, who also want the Corps to release water from Missouri River reservoirs.

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.

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2:27 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

McConnell and Paul Ask Beshear To Declare Federal Emergency

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U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are urging Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to seek a federal disaster declaration because of low water levels on the Mississippi River.

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12:39 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Corps Agrees to Hold Public Meetings on Cumberland River Restrictions

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Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to public meetings to discuss new restrictions on fishing below Cumberland River dams. Alexander is the senior Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Energy and Water, which has jurisdiction over the Corps.

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3:33 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Corps Plans to Restrict Boat Access on Some of Cumberland River


The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is keeping tight lipped on plans to restrict boat access near hydroelectric power plants on the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The Corps released a statement today saying they would not give details until the plan is finalized. Spokeswoman Amy Redmond says the public will get more information later this month.

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2:37 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Lawmakers and Army Corps of Engineers Discussing Missouri River Cutoff

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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 .

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6:11 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Army Corps of Engineers Signs Agreement with Indian Tribes for Handling Remains

The Army Corps of Engineers’ Memphis District and six Indian tribes signed an agreement Tuesday about the disposition and handling of human remains. Corps archaeologists have identified nearly 250 archaeological sites in the 11,000 acres of the floodway that are most susceptible to flood damage. Dr. Robert Dunn is an archaeologist with the Corps. He says his organization consulted with tribal leaders to reach an agreement that calls for the respectful treatment of human remains.

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2:28 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Corps of Engineers plan to reduce Mississippi water flow worries barge industry

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A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision to limit Missouri River's flow into the Mississippi has representatives of the barge industry worried. The Corps plans to cut the amount of water discharged at Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota by 30 percent because of concerns of another drought in the Midwest next summer.

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11:33 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Army Corps Reduces Barkley Lock Hours

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to reduce operating hours at the Barkley Navigation Lock to save money. The Corps announced Monday it will go from a 24 hour to a 20 hour a day operation, starting Jan. 7, 2013.

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10:48 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Lake Barkley Lock and Dam Resuming Public Tours

Tours of the Lake Barkley Dam powerhouse and navigation lock in Grand Rivers have resumed for the first time since the September 11 terrorist attacks. 

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4:29 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Birds Point Constructi​on Delayed

Restoring the Birds Point-New Madrid Levee to its original height may take a little more time.

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