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Army Corps Prepares for Potential Levee Trouble

Near the end of the wettest June on record in St. Louis, Hunn is monitoring river levels with a wary eye on some of the lesser levees that protect farms and towns, from St. Charles to Clarksville.


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Engineered for Success: Four Women Tell Their Stories of Achievement

Four girls grew up to become accomplished engineers and scientists, one chased amoebas in a creek. Another loved puzzling out math problems. One fed her curiosity through a sash full of Girl Scout badges, while another became enamored with science during a trip to a crocodile farm.


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Read Neil Young’s Passionate Speech Given at a Special GRAMMY Party

“I’m kind of a producer, partially, an engineer, I’m not really good at either one. It’s hurt my records in the past. We’re performance-oriented: technical things don’t matter that much”


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Corps: No Imminent Closure Of The Mississippi River

Spokesman says they’re removing lots of rocks and “muck” to keep barge traffic moving.


Train Engineers Often Deal With Crippling Trauma In Wake Of Tragedies

Train crews are placed on leave, offered counseling after fatal crash.



Clock Ticking On Improvements To Metro East Levees

Project begins in June, slated to wrap up in late 2014.



Sediment Clogs Mississippi River Barge Traffic

Standstill in both directions at St. Louis.


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Army Corps To Hold Meetings On Missouri River Plan

Corps could face sharp criticism from those unhappy with management strategy in 2011.


(U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Craig L. Collins)

Changes Proposed in Flood Management for Missouri River

Corps of Engineers would be required to drain upstream reservoirs to handle spring rains.


In Effort To Save Homes, Army Corps Blows Up Levee To Flood Farm Fields

Missouri River Governors to Meet With Corps of Engineers

Topic: River management and record-breaking floods in 2011.



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