Southwest Illinois Flood Prevention District Council http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Water Resources Reform Passes Including Projects Here http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/water-resources-reform-passes-including-projects-here <p>The U.S. Senate passed the first legislation authorizing infrastructure upgrades on the nation’s waterways since 2007, including improvements to locks and dams along the Mississippi River.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Water Resources Reform and Development Act passed 91-7 Thursday, sending the bill to the president. The House passed the measure Tuesday on a 412-4 vote.</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 17:58:38 +0000 Maria Altman 36405 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Water Resources Reform Passes Including Projects Here Corps Pushes To Finish Levee Fixes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/corps-pushes-finish-levee-fixes <p>Upgrading the Metro East’s aging levees is finally on Washington’s radar, according to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yet they warn that the push for more federal funding must continue if the Corps hopes to bring the levees back to 500 year flood protection standards by 2021. That's the Corps’ latest projection for completing the work.</span></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:20:03 +0000 Maria Altman 32175 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Corps Pushes To Finish Levee Fixes