Spokesman says they’re removing lots of rocks and “muck” to keep barge traffic moving.
Train crews are placed on leave, offered counseling after fatal crash.
Project begins in June, slated to wrap up in late 2014.
Standstill in both directions at St. Louis.
Corps could face sharp criticism from those unhappy with management strategy in 2011.
Corps of Engineers would be required to drain upstream reservoirs to handle spring rains.
Topic: River management and record-breaking floods in 2011.
May through July saw three of the Top 5 months for Missouri River runoff over the last century.
With average rainfall flooding will be moderate, but heavy rain could push Missouri River to near-record levels.
3rd and final levee explosion set for Thursday.