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.
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.
“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”
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.