Missouri River http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New Book Showcases History And Conservation Of Missouri River Valley http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-book-showcases-history-and-conservation-missouri-river-valley <p>In St. Louis, the Missouri River sometimes gets overshadowed by the Mighty Mississippi. But it has center stage in a new book.<em> Missouri River Country: 100 Miles of Stories and Scenery from Hermann to the Confluence</em> combines abundant photographs and the work of 60 authors to tell the story of the region.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:24:56 +0000 Camille Phillips 30856 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Book Showcases History And Conservation Of Missouri River Valley National Report Condemns Coal Ash Water Pollution From Ameren's Labadie Plant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/national-report-condemns-coal-ash-water-pollution-amerens-labadie-plant-0 <p></p><p>A new report released Tuesday by a coalition of environmental groups focuses on the need to revamp national water pollution standards for coal-fired power plants.</p><p><a href="http://action.sierraclub.org/site/DocServer/ClosingTheFloodgates-Final.pdf">The report</a> cites Ameren's <a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/source/AboutUs/pages/adc_au_labadie.aspx">Labadie power plant</a> in Franklin County as one of the worst waterway polluters in the nation.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:33:55 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 28494 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org National Report Condemns Coal Ash Water Pollution From Ameren's Labadie Plant Flooding Forces Evacuation In West Alton, Communities Fight Rising Waters Across The Region http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/flooding-forces-evacuation-west-alton-communities-fight-rising-waters-across-region <p><strong><em>Developing Story, will be updated</em></strong></p><p><em><strong>Updated at 10:35 a.m. Thursday, June 6:</strong></em></p><p>MSD says the Mississippi River has dropped enough to turn the pumps back on at Watkins Creek, ending the discharge of untreated wastewater into the river. The agency is asking that residents continue to avoid floodwaters in the area of the station, which is in the 11000 block of Riverview in Spanish Lake.</p><p><strong><em>Updated at 2:30 p.m. with information from MSD:</em></strong></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 21:19:51 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Marshall Griffin, Tim Lloyd & Kelsey Proud 27020 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Flooding Forces Evacuation In West Alton, Communities Fight Rising Waters Across The Region No Relief For Swollen Rivers With Four Inches Of Rain Forecast For The Weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/no-relief-swollen-rivers-four-inches-rain-forecast-weekend <p>A storm system that's dropping snow on the western half of the state will bring up to four inches of rain to the St. Louis area by Sunday.</p><p>But don't expect much in the way of flash flooding, says National Weather Service hydrologist&nbsp;Mark Fuchs.</p><p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">"We're not necessarily expecting flash flooding in the classic sense - where you see a very quick rising water coming down the stream," </span>Fuchs<span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5"> said. "But with that being said, there will be some roads in poor drainage areas that could go underwater."</span></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 22:01:29 +0000 Chris McDaniel 26079 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org No Relief For Swollen Rivers With Four Inches Of Rain Forecast For The Weekend More Water For Missouri River - But What About The Mississippi Situation? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/more-water-missouri-river-what-about-mississippi-situation <p><em>Updated 2:10 p.m. with information about excavation and blasting.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 4:45 p.m. to include comments from Jody Farhat of the Corps of Engineers.</em></p><p>The amount of water flowing into the lower Missouri River will be increased this week because of concerns about colder temperatures, but the increase isn't likely to boost the level of the Mississippi River downstream.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 16:43:17 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 7478 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org More Water For Missouri River - But What About The Mississippi Situation? National Weather Service Forecast Calling For Ongoing Problems With River http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/national-weather-service-forecast-calling-ongoing-problems-river <p>An updated Mississippi River forecast is predicting that&nbsp; low-water levels will likely linger throughout the winter.&nbsp; The forecast exacerbates concerns that shipping may be impacted along a key stretch near St. Louis.</p><p>The latest outlook by National Weather Service Hydrologist Mark Fuchs shows that without significant rain, the river at St. Louis will likely fall to dangerously low levels by the end of December</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:59:58 +0000 Adam Allington 7313 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org National Weather Service Forecast Calling For Ongoing Problems With River Major Pipeline Using Missouri River Among Ideas For Aiding Arid West http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/major-pipeline-using-missouri-river-among-ideas-aiding-arid-west <p>Drought-stricken Midwestern states are already <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/water-fight-drought-farming-fracking-and-midwests-tense-shipping-situation">squabbling over rights to water in the region's rivers</a>. Now, the fight could be intensified by a new idea for diverting water from the Missouri River to help seven arid states in the West.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:39:52 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 7229 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Major Pipeline Using Missouri River Among Ideas For Aiding Arid West Water Fight: Drought, Farming, Fracking And The Midwest's Tense Shipping Situation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/water-fight-drought-farming-fracking-and-midwests-tense-shipping-situation <p>Politicians across the Midwest are <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-may-ask-obama-step-missouri-river-situation">continuing to press the President</a> to declare a state of emergency on the Mississippi River to allow barge traffic to keep flowing.</p><p>Every year roughly $180 billion worth of freight makes its way up and down the river.</p><p>Now, a record shortage of water on the nation’s major inland waterways is expected to put upward pressure on everything from food items to electricity.</p><p><strong>The drought effect</strong></p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:57:35 +0000 Adam Allington 7041 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Water Fight: Drought, Farming, Fracking And The Midwest's Tense Shipping Situation Blunt May Ask Obama To Step In To Missouri River Situation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-may-ask-obama-step-missouri-river-situation <p><em>Updated 3:23 p.m. with statement from McCaskill</em></p><p>Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri says if the Army Corps of Engineers doesn’t increase water flow from the upper Missouri River the next move may be to ask the president to step in.</p><p>The Corps began reducing the outflow from a dam in South Dakota on Friday.</p><p>That means less water for the already-low Mississippi River, which could lead to restrictions or even a halt on barge traffic by mid-December.</p><p>Senator Blunt says transportation down the river could be severely impacted if nothing is done.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:20:36 +0000 The Associated Press & Maria Altman 6836 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt May Ask Obama To Step In To Missouri River Situation Army Corps Moving Forward With Plans To Reduce Flow On Missouri River http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/army-corps-moving-forward-plans-reduce-flow-missouri-river <p>Businesses that work and ship on the Mississippi River are seeking a presidential declaration keep water flowing out of reservoirs on the Missouri River.</p><p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closes dams in South Dakota at this time every year to store water to maintain levels later in the spring and summer.</p><p>The Missouri River accounts for roughly 60 percent of the water flowing by St. Louis. In a drought-year like this year, George Foster of St. Louis’ J.B. Marine says reducing river levels would risk closing the shipping channel.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:24:14 +0000 Adam Allington 6531 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Army Corps Moving Forward With Plans To Reduce Flow On Missouri River