ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Afternoon Update
4:20 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 5/11/12

Prevalence of HIV by country
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Today on NPR: FDA may back pill to prevent HIV.

Four Rivers Region:

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Birds Point Repairs Continue
1:01 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Army Corps of Engineers Continue Levee Work

The Army Corps of Engineers is removing the temporary barriers that currently protect the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway.

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Water
9:23 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Low Water Levels at Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake

Lake Barkley water levels are at a record low for this time of year. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers says the lake is at just over 356 feet, almost three feet below normal. The low levels are due to a lack of rainfall in the latter part of March and all of April. The Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Authority continue to conserve and store water in an attempt to reach summer pool, around 359 feet. But without more rain, it is unlikely that either Barkley or Kentucky Lake will reach summer pool anytime soon.

Olmsted Lock and Dam
4:23 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Olmsted Lock and Dam Project Closing in on 20 Years

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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.  Some of the delays are from construction techniques not quite suited for the swift current in that part of the Ohio River.  Project Engineer Richard Schipp says other delays are man-made…

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Birds Point Levee
8:34 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Study Shows Corp Correct to Blow Levee

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A new study suggests the Army Corps of Engineers made the right decision when it blew up the Birds Point-New Madrid levee last year.

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River Business
3:08 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Harbor Gets Dredging Money

The Hickman Fulton County Riverport has received money for much-needed dredging. Director Greg Curlin says the Army Corps of Engineers told him earlier this month that $1.9 million dollars in disaster relief money would be used for a one-time dredging at the riverport. Curlin says without the dredging, low summertime water levels would have made it difficult for barges to make it into the harbor.

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