drought

Low water levels on Mississippi River near St. Louis could cause barges to stop costing billions

Mississippi Rock Blasting Puts River In Ship Shape

Project averts for now halt to shipping on the river.

01/12/2013

Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops

2012 Was 10th Driest Year in Illinois History

State climatologist Jim Angel says the timing of the drought, and the heat, were brutal on the crops.

01/03/2013

Water Main

Drought, River Temperatures Blamed For Spike In Water Main Breaks

Breaks in cold weather are not unusual but Ann Dettmer says there are other reasons we’re seeing about 20 breaks each day, thirty percent more than usual.

12/31/2012

Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume

Mystery Car Revealed By Low River Levels

The older model Chevy Malibu was revealed by low water levels Wednesday at Sioux Passage County Park.

12/26/2012

CANADIAN, TX - Cattle rest at a watering hole in a pasture July 28, 2011 near Canadian, Texas. A severe drought has caused shortages of grass, hay and water, in much of the state, forcing ranchers to thin their herds or risk losing their cattle to the drought. The past nine months have been the driest in Texas since record keeping began in 1895, with 75% of the state classified as exceptional drought, the worst level. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Drought Complicates Watering Cattle This Winter

As shallow ponds freeze, that creates challenges. Extension livestock specialist Eldon Cole says some farmers already are hauling water.

12/25/2012

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State Pension Crisis Is Illinois’ Top 2012 Story

Blagojevich to prison, Jesse Jackson Jr. resignation, also make the top-10.

12/22/2012

File photo (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Rock Blasting to Begin on Mississippi River

Barge operators along a key stretch of the Mississippi River braced Monday for months of restricted shipping as crews prepared to begin blasting large rock formations that are impeding navigation on the drought-plagued waterway.

12/17/2012

Barge, UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Durbin Coming to East Alton To Discuss River Shipping

U.S. Senator from Illinois announces private gathering with other lawmakers and business leaders on low Mississippi river levels.

12/14/2012

Corn plants struggle to survive in a drought-stricken farm field (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Expert Warns That Drought Is Likely To Linger

That is not good news for water levels on the Mississippi River which already threaten to slow down, if not shut down, barge traffic between St. Louis and Cairo, Illinois.

12/11/2012

Low water levels on Mississippi River near St. Louis could cause barges to stop costing billions

Plan to Pipe Missouri River Water to Colorado

Along with the debate over whether to send more water down the Missouri River for navigation purposes, enter Colorado in the picture.

12/11/2012

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