January 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) The Coast Guard said Tuesday that about 7,000 gallons of crude oil were unaccounted for aboard a leaking barge that had rammed a railroad bridge near Vicksburg on the Mississippi River, which remained closed for a third day as crews slowly pumped out oil. Continue Reading
January 10, 2013 in The Daily Republic
The corps rebuffed the barge industry’s pleas that the flow from a South Dakota dam be restored, saying the pullback was needed to protect interests on the upper Missouri. Continue Reading
November 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune
After months of drought, companies that ship grain and other goods down the Mississippi River are being haunted by a potential nightmare: If water levels fall too low, the nation’s main inland waterway could become impassable to barges just as the harvest heads to market.
November 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic
ST. LOUIS Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri are joining the chorus expressing concern over the Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to reduce flow from a Missouri River reservoir, a move that could significantly affect shipping on the Mississippi River.
November 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
ST. LOUIS The Army Corps of Engineers will proceed with plans to reduce the flow from an upper Missouri River reservoir despite concerns that it will worsen low-water problems on the Mississippi River, officials told The Associated Press Tuesday. Continue Reading
November 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic
ST. LOUIS (AP) Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and the barge industry are imploring the federal government to keep water flowing on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers or face potential “economic disaster.”
November 6, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press
It isn’t your typical landscaping project.
Because the customer’s property is on an island on Lake Brophy west of Alexandria, Grand Designs Landscaping is using a barge to transport supplies to the job. Continue Reading