missouri river http://kbia.org en High river levels cause postponement of MR340 race across the state http://kbia.org/post/high-river-levels-cause-postponement-mr340-race-across-state <p></p><p>An annual paddle boat race on the Missouri River will be postponed until August because of high water on the river. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:15:58 +0000 Associated Press 55779 at http://kbia.org High river levels cause postponement of MR340 race across the state 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 MoDOT awards $111 million contract to rebuild Missouri River bridge http://kbia.org/post/modot-awards-111-million-contract-rebuild-missouri-river-bridge Two familiar names in St. Louis construction have won a Missouri Department of Transportation contract to rebuild the Daniel Boone Bridge, which carries Interstate 64 across the Missouri River at Chesterfield.<p>Alberici Enterprises and Walsh Construction will start on the $125 million project in early 2013. The construction portion of the contract totals $111 million.<p>MoDOT director Kevin Keith called it a great day for his department and the region, saying St. Louis and St. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:21:46 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 17318 at http://kbia.org MoDOT awards $111 million contract to rebuild Missouri River bridge Managing the Missouri River http://kbia.org/post/managing-missouri-river <p>This week, we&rsquo;ll hear about efforts to manage the Missouri River. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 00:11:36 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 16724 at http://kbia.org Managing the Missouri River Control of Missouri River divides communities http://kbia.org/post/control-missouri-river-divides-communities <p>Along a vast stretch of the Missouri River, the floodwaters that ravished homes, businesses and farms last year are not a distant memory.<br /> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 00:06:16 +0000 Clay Masters 16723 at http://kbia.org Control of Missouri River divides communities Farmers and environmentalists at odds over Missouri River chute plans http://kbia.org/post/farmers-and-environmentalists-odds-over-missouri-river-chute-plans Farmers and environmentalists faced off at a hearing today in Jefferson City over a water project on the <a href="http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/">Missouri River</a> west of Boonville.<p>The<a href="http://www.usace.army.mil/"> U.S.&nbsp;Army Corps of Engineers </a>wants to build a new chute at <a href="http://www.fws.gov/midwest/bigmuddy/Jameson_Island.html">Jameson Island </a>designed to protect the<a href="http://www.fws.gov/midwest/Endangered/fishes/palld_fc.html"> pallid sturgeon </a>and other native fish species.&nbsp;&nbsp;Building&nbsp;it would involve dredging along the Missouri River, and the Corps&nbsp;wants to dump the sediment back into the river.&nbsp; The&nbsp;move is&nbsp;strongly opposed by farm interests.&nbsp; Dale Ludwig with the<a href="http://mosoy.org/"> Missouri Soybean Association </a>says up to a million cubic yards of sediment could be dumped into the Missouri River. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:10:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 15726 at http://kbia.org Farmers and environmentalists at odds over Missouri River chute plans Newscast for May 29, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-29-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including: Tue, 29 May 2012 14:18:20 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 14911 at http://kbia.org Corps: States can help improve flood forecasting http://kbia.org/post/corps-states-can-help-improve-flood-forecasting <p>The top military officer in charge of managing the Missouri River system says the agency needs help from states to improve its ability to predict water runoff. Wed, 23 May 2012 21:32:32 +0000 Associated Press 14669 at http://kbia.org Corps: States can help improve flood forecasting A most unusual planting season http://kbia.org/post/most-unusual-planting-season <p>On this bright spring morning at Blackbird Bend, along the Missouri River, the scene is a little odd. &nbsp;A 24-row corn planter is brushing over the tops of a stunning winter wheat crop, 12 inches high. Wed, 16 May 2012 22:39:14 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 14279 at http://kbia.org A most unusual planting season Bigger reservoirs would not have prevented river flooding http://kbia.org/post/bigger-reservoirs-would-not-have-prevented-river-flooding <p>&nbsp;A report released today by the Army Corps of Engineers says that having more free space in reservoirs along the Missouri River would not have eliminated last year&rsquo;s record floods.</p><p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 22:44:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 12388 at http://kbia.org Bigger reservoirs would not have prevented river flooding Repeat of last year's flooding unlikely http://kbia.org/post/repeat-last-years-flooding-unlikely <p>Missouri experienced record flooding last year along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. But this year, experts say water levels are likely to return to normal. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:55:57 +0000 Samantha Sunne 10681 at http://kbia.org Repeat of last year's flooding unlikely 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 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 Cleaning up the Missouri River http://kbia.org/post/cleaning-missouri-river <p>On February 2, the non-profit organization Missouri River Relief will host the Wild and Scenic film festival at the Blue Note in Columbia. Festival-goers can expect to see a variety of environmental and adventure films. One of those films, <em>Big Muddy Clean Sweep</em>, documents the organization&rsquo;s trek across the state, cleaning the Missouri River aboard a barge.</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 8526 at http://kbia.org Cleaning up the Missouri River Trooper's body found in NW Missouri http://kbia.org/post/troopers-body-found-nw-missouri <p>The body of a Missouri highway patrolman who disappeared while watching over flooded areas last summer was found Thursday not far from the original search area, authorities said. Fri, 13 Jan 2012 15:23:23 +0000 Associated Press 6979 at http://kbia.org Trooper's body found in NW Missouri