army corps of engineers http://kbia.org en Mo. Environmental Group Sues Army Corps Over Pipeline Project http://kbia.org/post/mo-environmental-group-sues-army-corps-over-pipeline-project <em><strong>Updated at 5:00 p.m.</strong></em><p>A St. Louis-based environmental group has <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/201308/Complaintfiled.pdf">filed a lawsuit</a> against the U.S. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:22:15 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 39184 at http://kbia.org Mo. Environmental Group Sues Army Corps Over Pipeline Project 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 Phase 1 of Birds Point levee restoration complete http://kbia.org/post/phase-1-birds-point-levee-restoration-complete <p>The first phase of restoration work has been completed on a Mississippi River levee that was intentionally breached in 2011 during record flooding. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 14:32:05 +0000 Associated Press 26349 at http://kbia.org Phase 1 of Birds Point levee restoration complete Army Corps to blow up rock outcrops in Mississippi River http://kbia.org/post/army-corps-blow-rock-outcrops-mississippi-river <p></p><p></p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 16:55:29 +0000 Jacob McCleland 25800 at http://kbia.org Army Corps to blow up rock outcrops in Mississippi 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 Engineers check on reconstruction following floods last year http://kbia.org/post/engineers-check-reconstruction-following-floods-last-year <p></p><p>The Army Corps of Engineers visited Cairo, Illinois on yesterday to check on reconstruction projects following last year&rsquo;s devastating floods. The Corps will invest more than $100 million toward flood protection systems at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:55:23 +0000 Jacob McCleland 17910 at http://kbia.org Engineers check on reconstruction following floods last year Work to resume at damaged Mo. levee http://kbia.org/post/work-resume-damaged-mo-levee <p>Work is resuming on the intentionally breached Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri now that a protest to a construction bid has been deemed &quot;without merit&quot; by the Army Corps of Engineers.<br /><br />An Oklahoma company last month protested the $20 million in contracts awarded to three other companies to rebuild the levee, which was intentionally breached at the height of 2011 flooding along the Mississippi River. The breach relieved pressure on the flood wall at nearby Cairo, Ill., but damaged 130,000 acres of rich Missouri farmland and dozens of homes.<br /> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 23:35:15 +0000 Associated Press 17265 at http://kbia.org Work to resume at damaged Mo. levee 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 Newscast for June 1, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-1-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 14:10:24 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 15137 at http://kbia.org 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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers looks to avoid lawsuit http://kbia.org/post/us-army-corps-engineers-looks-avoid-lawsuit <p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit brought on behalf of more than 140 southeast Missouri farmers over damage caused by last year&#39;s intentional breach of the Birds Point levee at the height of spring flooding. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:21:12 +0000 Associated Press 11635 at http://kbia.org U.S. Army Corps of Engineers looks to avoid lawsuit 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 Army Corps gets good marks on managing record flood year, says flood panel http://kbia.org/post/army-corps-gets-good-marks-managing-record-flood-year-says-flood-panel <p>An independent panel says the U.S Army Corps of Engineers did what it could to prevent this year&rsquo;s record flooding along the Missouri River. But as St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s VERONIQUE LACAPRA&nbsp;reports, changes will be needed to manage increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:29:10 +0000 Janet Saidi 5700 at http://kbia.org Army Corps gets good marks on managing record flood year, says flood panel