U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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. .
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the public comment period on a project intended to improve Missouri River wildlife habitat at a site in mid-Missouri.
A report from outside experts released in December said the corps did the best it could to deal with last year’s record flooding.
The corps halted its floodway repairs in December after spending $20 million to shore up the levee to 55 feet of flood protection at each of the blasting spots.
Spending for environmental projects along the Missouri River is angering farmers who claim last year’s flooding is evidence that the spending focus needs to shift to flood protection.