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Corps not budging on Mississippi River flap

December 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

ST. LOUIS (AP) The Army Corps of Engineers has turned back requests by federal lawmakers and the barge industry to release more water from the Missouri River, believing the drought-starved Mississippi River it feeds still will remain open to shipping despite mounting concerns about water levels.
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Thune: Corps lacks legal authority to release water

December 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Water cannot be legally released from Missouri River reservoirs with the prime purpose of aiding navigation on the Mississippi River, Sen. John Thune said Wednesday.
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Mississippi River shipping navigation season begins

March 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The shipping navigation season has started a bit earlier than normal as the first tow boat and barges traveled north on the Mississippi River. Continue Reading