missouri river http://kbia.org en Sen. Blunt asks corps to halt fish habitat project http://kbia.org/post/sen-blunt-asks-corps-halt-fish-habitat-project <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt has added his voice to those urging the Army Corps of Engineers to halt a&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">River</font>&nbsp;project intended to create a habitat for endangered fish.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:05:12 +0000 Person: Associated Press 41904 at http://kbia.org Sen. Blunt asks corps to halt fish habitat project Mo. Department of Conservation opens to public input http://kbia.org/post/mo-department-conservation-opens-public-input <p>The Missouri Department of Conservation recently introduced plans to include public input on designated conservation areas around the state. The new process is meant to help hikers, fishers and hunters express what they like and dislike regarding the planning and maintenance of the areas.</p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:47:12 +0000 Spencer Wilson 41205 at http://kbia.org Mo. Department of Conservation opens to public input St. Joseph plant uses ultraviolet light to kill bacteria http://kbia.org/post/st-joseph-plant-uses-ultraviolet-light-kill-bacteria <p></p><p>A new $18 million project at a St. Joseph plant uses ultraviolet lights to remove E. coli from wastewater before it goes into the Missouri River.</p><p>Officials cut the ribbon Wednesday at the UV and Effluent Pump Station Facility.</p><p><a href="http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/article_61b77b14-91bf-55f5-87fe-43ef8364632b.html">The St. Joseph News-Press</a> reports the plant contains 972 ultraviolet lights, which kill DNA found in E. coli so it can&#39;t reproduce.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:43:20 +0000 Associated Press 41174 at http://kbia.org St. Joseph plant uses ultraviolet light to kill bacteria Ag groups want Gov. Nixon to oppose Mo. River dredging http://kbia.org/post/ag-groups-want-gov-nixon-oppose-mo-river-dredging <p></p><p>Nearly a dozen Missouri agriculture groups sent a letter to Governor Jay Nixon this week calling for his support to oppose a dredging project in the Missouri River.</p><p>The project – near Arrow Rock, Missouri – was set up several years ago to create a shallow water habitat for several fish species including the pallid sturgeon – an endangered fish. Under the US Army Corps of Engineers plan, the soil excavated from the site would be deposited into the Missouri River. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:53:53 +0000 Kristofor Husted 39746 at http://kbia.org Ag groups want Gov. Nixon to oppose Mo. River dredging How The Flood Of 1993 Impacted And Changed North Jefferson City, Rhineland http://kbia.org/post/how-flood-1993-impacted-and-changed-north-jefferson-city-rhineland It's been twenty years since the Great Flood of '93 swelled the Missouri River to record-high crests.&#160; Since then, levees have been upgraded, flood preparations improved, and in a few places, communities bought out and relocated.&#160; St. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:28:51 +0000 Marshall Griffin 39185 at http://kbia.org How The Flood Of 1993 Impacted And Changed North Jefferson City, Rhineland Army Corps trying to stave off Mo. River flooding http://kbia.org/post/army-corps-trying-stave-mo-river-flooding <p></p><p>After several days of heavy rain across the lower Missouri River basin, the amount of water released into the river is being reduced to help minimize flooding.</p><p></p><p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it began reducing the amount of water flowing into the Missouri River on Sunday because of concerns about flooding downstream. On Sunday, the Corps decreased the amount of water being released from Gavins Point Dam, located on the South Dakota-Nebraska state line, from 24,000 cubic feet per second to 12,000 cubic feet per second.</p><p></p><p>“… that will help the peak stages on the river in some locations and also shorten the duration of the high flows,” the Corps’ Jody Farhat said. Wed, 29 May 2013 21:54:51 +0000 Associated Press & A.J. Feather 34550 at http://kbia.org Army Corps trying to stave off Mo. River flooding Missouri River home to endangered pallid sturgeon http://kbia.org/post/missouri-river-home-endangered-pallid-sturgeon <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p></p><p>The volunteer crew members pulled on their life jackets and climbed into a flat-bottomed aluminum boat at a ramp near Nebraska City, Neb. They came out early on a cold, gray April morning hoping to catch an endangered pallid sturgeon.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 22:40:24 +0000 Grant Gerlock 33409 at http://kbia.org Missouri River home to endangered pallid sturgeon Step by step: One man walks across Missouri for a cause http://kbia.org/post/step-step-one-man-walks-across-missouri-cause <p>One St. Louis man is walking from Kansas City to St. Louis. He’s walking to share his story about a lifetime struggle with mental illness. His walk aims to raise awareness and funds for more mental health support in rural communities.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 13:58:15 +0000 Meredith Turk & Olga Khrustaleva 33038 at http://kbia.org Step by step: One man walks across Missouri for a cause Snowfall and rain reduce drought's impact http://kbia.org/post/snowfall-and-rain-reduce-droughts-impact <p>Climatologists say recent rain and snowstorms are slowly easing the grip of the worst U.S. drought in decades. But the wet weather also is creating some potential headaches. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:01:22 +0000 Associated Press 30239 at http://kbia.org Snowfall and rain reduce drought's impact Releases into the Missouri River will be decreased http://kbia.org/post/releases-missouri-river-will-be-decreased <p></p><p>The amount of water released into the lower Missouri River will be decreased this month because warmer weather has reduced ice concerns.</p><p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday it will gradually reduce the amount of water it releases out of Gavins Point dam on the South Dakota-Nebraska border to 14,000 cubic feet per second.</p><p>That's a decrease of 4,000 cubic feet per second from the releases being made over the past two weeks.</p><p>The change is not expected to make much difference in water levels downstream in the Missouri or Mississippi rivers.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 22:15:00 +0000 Associated Press 26784 at http://kbia.org Releases into the Missouri River will be decreased Army Corps plans release of water on Missouri River http://kbia.org/post/army-corps-plans-release-water-missouri-river <div style="margin:0;"><p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">After weeks of lobbying, the Army Corps of Engineers now plans to release extra water from reservoirs upstream on the Missouri River.<font size="2"> </font>But the releases are not for the benefit of downstream navigation on the Mississippi.</span></font></span></p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:12:13 +0000 Adam Allington 26147 at http://kbia.org Army Corps plans release of water on Missouri River Blunt may seek emergency declaration for river http://kbia.org/post/blunt-may-seek-emergency-declaration-river <p>U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri may seek a presidential emergency declaration in an effort to keep barges moving on the drought-riddled Mississippi River. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:20:04 +0000 Associated Press 25100 at http://kbia.org Blunt may seek emergency declaration for river US Army Corps of Engineers considering change to reservoir water use along Missouri River http://kbia.org/post/us-army-corps-engineers-considering-change-reservoir-water-use-along-missouri-river <p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering changing how reservoir water is used along the Missouri River.</p><p>The Corps is holding a series of public meetings to get input on whether to permanently allocate some of that water for municipal and industrial uses.</p><p>What does an oil and gas boom in North Dakota have to do with Missouri River reservoirs?</p><p>Hydrofracturing – the process that gets new wells up and running – takes lots of water.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:41:49 +0000 Veronique La Capra 19763 at http://kbia.org US Army Corps of Engineers considering change to reservoir water use along Missouri River Nixon says state observing river levels for shipping http://kbia.org/post/nixon-says-state-observing-river-levels-shipping <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Governor Jay Nixon (D) says his administration is keeping tabs on river levels along the Missouri and Mississippi as drought conditions persist across the state.&nbsp; He indicates that the Missouri River may be in worse shape.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:13:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 18601 at http://kbia.org Nixon says state observing river levels for shipping Mo. River gets boost from northern reservoirs http://kbia.org/post/mo-river-gets-boost-northern-reservoirs <p>The same reservoirs in northern states that were blamed for last year&#39;s flooding on the Missouri River are now giving the river a boost during a severe drought. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:53:55 +0000 Associated Press 18431 at http://kbia.org Mo. River gets boost from northern reservoirs