User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


45° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

Local Weather
Current Radar
Yankton, SD
Current Temp
39°
Details Humidity 87 
 

Corps Plans Missouri River Reduction

Published: November 13, 2012, 2:39 PM


>
Corps Plans Missouri River Reduction
ST. LOUIS, MO -

The Army Corps of Engineers will proceed with plans to reduce flow from an upper Missouri River reservoir despite concerns that it will worsen low-water problems on the Mississippi River.

The corps expects to cut the flow from a South Dakota dam by about 40 percent starting around November 23. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and a barge industry trade group implored the corps to rethink the plan. Less water from the Missouri would lower the pool of the middle Mississippi, potentially halting barge traffic.

Corps officials told The Associated Press Tuesday that efforts such as dredging and rock removal aim to keep the Mississippi open for as long as possible. But spokeswoman Monique Farmer says the agency is obligated to act in the best interest of the Missouri River basin.





© 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.


RELATED STORIES







KELOLAND Community?
Don't see your community listed and want to share a news story or idea? Send an email to the KELOLAND Newsroom.