levee http://kbia.org en Mo. senator threatens block on EPA administrator http://kbia.org/post/mo-senator-threatens-block-epa-administrator <div><p>Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, of Missouri, is threatening to block President Barack Obama's choice for Environmental Protection Agency administrator until plans are resolved for a long-stalled levee project in southeast Missouri. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:54:45 +0000 Associated Press 30600 at http://kbia.org Mo. senator threatens block on EPA administrator Sen McCaskill calls for closure in levee gap http://kbia.org/post/sen-mccaskill-calls-closure-levee-gap <p></p><p>Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is joining two Republican colleagues in calling for federal agencies to move ahead with plans to close a 1,500-foot gap in a southeast Missouri levee, a project long delayed over environmental concerns.</p><p>McCaskill sent a letter in mid-December to the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, calling uncertainty and delays in the project "unacceptable."</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:32:47 +0000 Associated Press 26643 at http://kbia.org Sen McCaskill calls for closure in levee gap Bid protest halts construction at Birds Point Levee http://kbia.org/post/bid-protest-halts-construction-birds-point-levee <p>Restoring the Birds Point-New Madrid Levee to its original height may take a little more time. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 23:10:57 +0000 Jacob McCleland 16177 at http://kbia.org Bid protest halts construction at Birds Point Levee Corps grants contracts to firms to rebuild Birds Point levee http://kbia.org/post/corps-grants-contracts-firms-rebuild-birds-point-levee <p>The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts to three firms for work to repair the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, a levee intentionally breached by the corps at the height of spring flooding in 2011. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 14:20:42 +0000 Associated Press 15139 at http://kbia.org Corps grants contracts to firms to rebuild Birds Point levee Study suggests Army Corps made right call at Birds Point levee http://kbia.org/post/study-suggests-army-corps-made-right-call-birds-point-levee <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); font-size: 14.5pt; ">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.</span><br /><br /><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); font-size: 14.5pt; ">The study&rsquo;s authors argue the floodway would have been inundated with or without Corps action.</span><br /> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 21:51:42 +0000 Jacob McCleland 12272 at http://kbia.org Study suggests Army Corps made right call at Birds Point levee Newscast for February 27, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-27-2012-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</span></p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 23:59:02 +0000 Zheng Hwuang Chia 9587 at http://kbia.org Mo. levee group to meet with Congressman Cleaver http://kbia.org/post/mo-levee-group-meet-congressman-cleaver <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Congressman Emanuel Cleaver will be among the participants at a Missouri&nbsp;River meeting next month.</p><p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:47:05 +0000 Associated Press 9577 at http://kbia.org Mo. levee group to meet with Congressman Cleaver Corps awards firm with Missouri river levee repair job http://kbia.org/post/corps-awards-firm-missouri-river-levee-repair-job <p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $888,000 contract to repair a northwestern Missouri levee damaged during last year&#39;s flooding. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:08:14 +0000 Associated Press 9130 at http://kbia.org Corps awards firm with Missouri river levee repair job Newscast for February 13, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-13-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri high court to consider redistricting challenge</li><li>Northwest Missouri levee districts get grants</li><li>Missouri's senator at odds on Obama's contraceptive plan</li></ul> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 00:05:46 +0000 Zheng Hwuang Chia 8736 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 13, 2012 Northwest Mo. levee districts get grants http://kbia.org/post/northwest-mo-levee-districts-get-grants <p>Six levee, drainage and road districts in northwest Missouri will receive a total of about $1.2 million in community development block grants to help repair damage from flooding along the Missouri River. Gov. Jay Nixon&#39;s office said in a release that the six districts are located in Atchison and Holt counties.</p><p>Levee districts applied for the grants to cover either the 20 percent local cost share required under the Army Corps of Engineers&#39; maintenance program, or for the entire cost if the levee district is not part of the Corps&#39; system.</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 22:24:27 +0000 Associated Press 8726 at http://kbia.org Northwest Mo. levee districts get grants Nixon answers questions on flood protection http://kbia.org/post/nixon-answers-questions-flood-protection <p>Governor Jay Nixon met with Missouri Levee and Drainage District members in Columbia this weekend. He and other state and federal officials responded to over eight months of questions from farmers and others on how Missouri&rsquo;s waterways will be protected from future massive flooding. This is the first time a Missouri governor attended an annual levee district association meeting in over 15 years, and with good reason, as Governor Nixon addressed the standing room only crowd, he branded 2011: &ldquo;the year of natural disasters.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 16:12:56 +0000 Jessica Naudziunas 8692 at http://kbia.org Nixon answers questions on flood protection Newscast for February 13, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-13-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</p><ul><li>School closures in Columbia on a snowy morning.</li><li>Governor Nixon heads to Columbia to discuss flood protection.</li><li>The Missouri Supreme Court plans to look again at congressional districts.</li></ul> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 15:57:24 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 8690 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 13, 2012 Politicians meet in Columbia, talk flooding http://kbia.org/post/politicians-meet-columbia-talk-flooding <p>State and federal leaders are gathering in Columbia tomorrow to talk about ways to prevent last year’s devastating floods in northwest and southeastern Missouri.</p><p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 23:24:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8616 at http://kbia.org Politicians meet in Columbia, talk flooding Corps inspecting Southeast MO levee daily http://kbia.org/post/corps-inspecting-southeast-mo-levee-daily <p>Inspectors with the Army Corps of Engineers are performing daily inspections of the area where the Birds Point levee was intentionally breached in May. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 22:43:58 +0000 Associated Press 7974 at http://kbia.org Corps inspecting Southeast MO levee daily