U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Landowners inundated by Missouri River flooding are preparing to sue the U.S. government, saying a recent Supreme Court ruling opens the door for them to receive damages, an attorney said Tuesday.
There had been concern that barge traffic would grind to a halt due to an ongoing drought, widely considered by experts to be the worst in decades.
The release, according to the American Waterways Operators and Waterways Council, Inc, could avoid a complete shutdown until at least mid-January.
Crounse Corp., Marquette Transportation Co., AEP River Operations, James Marine and Ingram Barge Co., made the appeal in a Dec. 20 letter.
Request denied for more water to be let into Mississippi River from Missouri River.
Months of drought have left the Mississippi near historic low levels, a problem worsened last month when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reduced the outflow from an upper Missouri River dam.
Shippers are worried about the effect on already low Mississippi River.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will present plans at a meeting Tuesday in Perryville to have the Grotto sculpin added to the endangered list.
Study says the agency did what it could to manage the historic 2011 flooding on the Missouri River, but that more repairs, research and monitoring are needed.
Corps of Engineers to release solutions to Asian carp problem. .