pallid sturgeon http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Farmers and environmentalists at odds over plans to dump sediment into Missouri River http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/farmers-and-environmentalists-odds-over-plans-dump-sediment-missouri-river <p>Farmers and environmentalists faced off at a hearing today in Jefferson City over a water project on the <a href="http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/">Missouri River</a> west of Boonville.</p><p>The<a href="http://www.usace.army.mil/"> U.S.&nbsp;Army Corps of Engineers </a>wants to build a new chute at <a href="http://www.fws.gov/midwest/bigmuddy/Jameson_Island.html">Jameson Island </a>designed to protect the<a href="http://www.fws.gov/midwest/Endangered/fishes/palld_fc.html"> pallid sturgeon </a>and other native fish species.&nbsp;&nbsp;Building&nbsp;it would involve dredging along the Missouri River, and the Corps&nbsp;wants to dump the sediment back into the river.&nbsp; The&nbsp;move is&nbsp;strongly opposed by farm interests.&nbsp; Dale Ludwig with the<a href="http://mosoy.org/"> Missouri Soybean Association </a>says up to a million cubic yards of sediment could be dumped into the Missouri River. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 23:16:06 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3884 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Farmers and environmentalists at odds over plans to dump sediment into Missouri River Corps tweaks Missouri River plan after flooding http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/corps-tweaks-missouri-river-plan-after-flooding <p><a href="http://www.usace.army.mil/Pages/default.aspx">The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers </a>announced today that it&rsquo;s changing its short-term approach to managing water levels on the Missouri River, following <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/missouri-river-flooding-2011">devastating flooding this summer </a>in Missouri, Iowa and North Dakota.</p><p>Jody Farhat is chief of the Corps&rsquo;<a href="http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/"> Missouri River Basin Water Management office in Omaha</a>.&nbsp; She says the Corps of Engineers will be more flexible this fall and winter in evacuating as much water as possible along the Missouri ahead of next year&rsquo;s runoff season. Mon, 07 Nov 2011 19:06:23 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2420 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Corps tweaks Missouri River plan after flooding