Hundreds Get Rare View Of The Iconic Mississippi River While Levels Are Lowered For InspectionsHundreds of people have gotten a unique look at the Mississippi River the last few days. It's an opportunity that hasn't happened in over a decade.
Hours Reduced At Eau Galle Recreation Area After String Of VandalismArea officials say the site was recently damaged by "off-roading activities and vandalism of road signage."
US Army Corps Begins Spring Reservoir Drawdowns In Red River BasinThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is lowering its reservoir elevations within the Red River Basin based on recent snow measurements in order to prepare for potential spring snowmelt, officials with the agency's St. Paul District said.
US Army Corps Awards 2nd Contract For Red River Diversion ProjectThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded its second contract for a Red River diversion project around the flood-prone Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota metropolitan area.
Corps of Engineers Suspends Plans For Drawdown Of Intermediate PoolThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will not at this time proceed with a request to temporarily lower the elevations of the Mississippi River in the intermediate pool between Upper and Lower St. Anthony Falls locks and dams.
Army Corps Begin Measurements Of Lake Pepin IceThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has started taking this year's measurements of the thickness of Lake Pepin ice.
Red River Diversion Opponents Hoping For Help From CourtsOpponents of a proposed Red River diversion project around the Fargo metropolitan area said Friday they are turning their focus to their legal battle after seeing most of their alternatives rejected by state and federal regulators. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources held a public meeting Wednesday to outline their environmental review of the channel, which would require a holding area that would flood upstream farmland in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Corps Of Engineers Names Civil Works Division ChiefA new programs director and chief has been named for the Civil Works Integration Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division and the Mississippi River Commission.
Corps: Possible Damage To ND Cemeteries Doesn't Call For LeveesA study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on cemeteries that would be flooded by a Red River diversion project shows that the potential damage to the gravesites would not be enough to justify protective measures. The corps says there would be minor damage to the seven cemeteries in the staging area that would be flooded when the $2 billion channel is in operation.
First Towboat Of Season Reaches Hastings Lock On MississippiThe navigation season is open on the upper Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the towboat New Dawn passed through Lock and Dam 2 near Hastings at 7:45 a.m., pushing nine loaded barges toward St. Paul.
Thick Ice Slows Start Of Shipping On Upper Mississippi RiverThick ice is delaying the resumption of shipping on the Upper Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had planned to reopen Lock and Dam 5A near Fountain City, Wisconsin, on Monday.
Lawmakers Seek Short-Term Action To Stop Asian Carp AdvanceMembers of Congress are calling for quick action at a crucial spot in the Chicago area to block Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.
Legislation Seeks Interim Steps To Stop Asian CarpMembers of Congress have introduced legislation calling for interim steps to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes through Chicago-area waterways while a permanent solution is debated.
Barges May Sail Down Mississippi By WeekendFederal officials hope to clear enough silt and sand from the Mississippi River so barge traffic can resume downstream this weekend. Commercial traffic on the upper Mississippi has been choked off for weeks by large sediment deposits left behind by flooding.
Minnesota Wants Say In Red River Diversion LawsuitThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to participate in a lawsuit challenging a Red River diversion project so it can be heard on arguments about state regulation. A group representing upstream townships and counties in North Dakota and Minnesota has filed a federal lawsuit that asks the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to come up with a cheaper project that doesn't flood farmland.