mississippi river http://kbia.org en Volunteers, communities respond to Mississippi flooding http://kbia.org/post/volunteers-communities-respond-mississippi-flooding <p>Flooding on the Mississippi River continues to make its way south from Iowa, putting towns from Quincy to Grafton on alert.</p><p>With historic buildings, a post office and a dozen homes all in the path of the flood, Clarksville, Mo, 75 miles north of St. Louis, has more to lose than most.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:42:59 +0000 Camille Phillips 55729 at http://kbia.org Volunteers, communities respond to Mississippi flooding Rising River Threatens Areas North Of St. Louis http://kbia.org/post/rising-river-threatens-areas-north-st-louis <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Flooding near Clarksville in 2008" data-attribution="Credit St. Louis Beacon file photo" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/Flood033.jpg" alt="" /><p>The National Weather Service is forecasting major flooding along stretches of the Mississippi River north of St. Louis early next week. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:41:49 +0000 Joseph Leahy 55621 at http://kbia.org Rising River Threatens Areas North Of St. Louis MU joins task on water quality of Mississippi River http://kbia.org/post/mu-joins-task-water-quality-mississippi-river <p><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Researchers at the University of Missouri are working towards improving water quality throughout the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:52:06 +0000 Lina Young 54330 at http://kbia.org MU joins task on water quality of Mississippi River Army Corps continues Mississippi River rock removal http://kbia.org/post/army-corps-continues-mississippi-river-rock-removal <p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is picking up where it left off in clearing rock from barge channels in the Mississippi River.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:28:57 +0000 Joseph Leahy 45106 at http://kbia.org Army Corps continues Mississippi River rock removal Displaced Pinhook residents look for new home http://kbia.org/post/displaced-pinhook-residents-look-new-home <p>Drive along southeast Missouri’s Highway VV in Mississippi County, and you will primarily see vibrant green fields littered with farm equipment and the occasional farmer working the land.<br><br>The burned out remains of what was once a church stands sentry alongside the highway, just outside of what at first glance appears to be an ordinary rural community.<br><br>But, something seems out of place.<br> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:08:49 +0000 Tamara Zellars Buck 37235 at http://kbia.org Displaced Pinhook residents look for new home Mississippi River crests at some hard-hit towns http://kbia.org/post/mississippi-river-crests-some-hard-hit-towns <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The Mississippi River is on the way down at some hard-hit Midwestern towns.</span> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:54:38 +0000 Associated Press 32464 at http://kbia.org Mississippi River crests at some hard-hit towns Congressmen aim to improve river management during droughts and floods http://kbia.org/post/congressmen-aim-improve-river-management-during-droughts-and-floods <p>Two freshman Congressmen from southern Illinois want the Army Corps of Engineers to start thinking of ways it can coordinate river management to keep cargo traffic flowing during droughts or floods. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 21:57:48 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio 31091 at http://kbia.org Congressmen aim to improve river management during droughts and floods Wal-mart and the local farmer; Mississippi River and barge business http://kbia.org/post/wal-mart-and-local-farmer-mississippi-river-and-barge-business <p></p><p>The lingering drought continues to keep the Mississippi River at historically low levels. But now the Army Corps of Engineers says the river will likely stay open for transportation at least through this month. But many grain and energy industries that send products up and down the river aren’t yet breathing a sigh of relief. Iowa Public Radio’s Clay Masters reports from the Corn Belt where a lot of grain begin its journey south down the Mississippi.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:58:17 +0000 Kristofor Husted 27390 at http://kbia.org Wal-mart and the local farmer; Mississippi River and barge business Low water, high anxiety on the Mississippi http://kbia.org/post/low-water-high-anxiety-mississippi It seems like we’re constantly hearing about how the worst drought in decades is threatening barge shipping on the Mississippi River.&#160;<p>One day we’re facing a shutdown, the next day they say commerce will keep rolling on the river.&#160;&#160;<p>Here’s the latest: The Army Corp of Engineers says it’s done enough work to keep the waterway open until the end of this month.&#160;&#160;&#160;<p>After that, though, no one is making any promises, and that uncertainty is giving the shipping industry a lingering headache and could end up with local companies cutting jobs. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:49:02 +0000 Tim Lloyd 27240 at http://kbia.org Low water, high anxiety on the Mississippi Newscast for December 28, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-december-28-2012 <p></p><p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Low levels of the Mississippi River to affect commerce</li><li>Gov. Nixon aims to make government more efficient</li><li>Elected teacher battles school board for leave of absence</li></ul><p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 23:40:41 +0000 Kristofor Husted 26564 at http://kbia.org Mississippi River's low levels could affect commerce http://kbia.org/post/mississippi-rivers-low-levels-could-affect-commerce <p></p><p>The Mississippi River's water level is dropping again and barge industry trade groups warn that river commerce could essentially come to a halt by mid-January. Ice on the northern section of the Mississippi is reducing flow more than expected.</p><p>The Coast Guard remains confident that the nation's largest waterway will remain open despite the worst drought in decades.</p><p>But even if the Mississippi remains technically open, Deborah Colbert of the Waterways Council, a barge industry trade group, says further load limits will make shipping unviable by mid-January.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 23:27:51 +0000 Adam Allington 26562 at http://kbia.org Mississippi River's low levels could affect commerce 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 adding water to Mississippi River to aid barge traffic http://kbia.org/post/army-corps-adding-water-mississippi-river-aid-barge-traffic <p>Amid strong concerns about the declining level of the already low Mississippi River, the Army Corps of Engineers is releasing water from an Illinois lake to add to the flow of the Mississippi. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:28:41 +0000 Associated Press 26035 at http://kbia.org Army Corps adding water to Mississippi River to aid barge traffic 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 Shipping industry struggles with Army Corps flow restriction on Mississippi http://kbia.org/post/shipping-industry-struggles-army-corps-flow-restriction-mississippi <div style="margin:0;"><p></p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:51:06 +0000 Adam Allington 24940 at http://kbia.org Shipping industry struggles with Army Corps flow restriction on Mississippi Drought spells tough times for US corn exporters http://kbia.org/post/drought-spells-tough-times-us-corn-exporters <p>While the U.S. remains the world’s biggest supplier of corn, American farmers will lose a portion of the global corn market this year.</p><p>The Midwest drought devastated the normally robust corn harvest, which has led to higher corn prices and plummeting corn stocks. In a normal year, the U.S. exports more than 1 billion bushels of corn to markets worldwide, but with low domestic supply it’s a tough year for corn exporters – the USDA predicts U.S. corn exports will be at a 40-year low this year.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:11:51 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 24815 at http://kbia.org Drought spells tough times for US corn exporters Barging in on a global story http://kbia.org/post/barging-global-story <p>I left my house in Columbia, Mo., at 5:30 a.m. Thursday to make it to the Ingram Barge Co.'s Upper Mississippi River office by 8:30 am. I knew the three-hour drive had been worth it when I pulled up to the barge company’s office because the sturdy grey structure actually sits IN the Mighty Mississippi. I walked across an anchor barge that doubles as a pedestrian bridge to enter the office and passed by the <u><a href="http://www.ingrambarge.com/default.aspx?v=barge/resources/boatdetails&amp;abrv=RCM ">R. Clayton McWhorter</a></u>, a 45-foot tall, 140-foot long towboat with four decks.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:15:24 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 24651 at http://kbia.org Barging in on a global story Work progressing on Mississippi River projects http://kbia.org/post/work-progressing-mississippi-river-projects <p>Flood protection projects are progressing on both sides of the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:29:29 +0000 Associated Press 23440 at http://kbia.org Work progressing on Mississippi River projects New initiative aims to bring greater attention to Mississippi River issues http://kbia.org/post/new-initiative-aims-bring-greater-attention-mississippi-river-issues Mayors from 19 cities and towns are in St. Louis this week to launch a new initiative aimed at bringing greater attention to issues affecting the Mississippi River.<p>A total of 41 mayors, so far, have formally agreed to the partnership, which is set to begin lobbying congress in March of next year.<p>St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said mutual interests trump party politics.<p>“Most of them, I couldn’t tell you if they’re Republican or Democrat, and I don’t care,” Slay said. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 21:55:16 +0000 Tim Lloyd 21141 at http://kbia.org New initiative aims to bring greater attention to Mississippi River issues 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 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 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 Environmental groups sue EPA to limit nutrient pollution http://kbia.org/post/environmental-groups-sue-epa-limit-nutrient-pollution <p>A coalition of environmental groups has filed two lawsuits against the EPA, seeking to limit nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin and the Gulf of Mexico.</p><p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 23:00:53 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 10575 at http://kbia.org Environmental groups sue EPA to limit nutrient pollution Nixon committed to repairing river levees http://kbia.org/post/nixon-committed-repairing-river-levees <p>Governor Jay Nixon told reporters during a press event at a Callaway County farm along the Missouri that farmlands damaged by both high water releases and levee demolition must be restored Thu, 24 Nov 2011 22:40:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4227 at http://kbia.org