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More rain, snow could lead to more Midwest flooding

April 22, 2013 in The Daily Republic

River towns aren’t yet in the clear: An inch or more of rain is in the forecast as well as continuing accumulation of snow to the north, especially in Minnesota and the Dakotas. Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: Stop the sediment, Corps of Engineers

April 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic

For the third time, the Niobrara River has been listed among America’s most endangered by a national watchdog group.
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Nebraska’s Niobrara River 10th on endangered list

April 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The American Rivers conservation group announced Wednesday that the nearly 570-mile-long river was 10th on the 2013 list. The Colorado River led the list.
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Efforts underway to improve water quality in ND, Minn.

April 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The Red River has long had problems with cloudiness, mercury contamination in fish and, in spots, fecal bacteria pollution. Continue Reading

American Rivers group lists Missouri River among most endangered

May 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In a news release, American Rivers said the Missouri once was a wide river with extensive floodplains and shallow areas that have been harnessed into a series of reservoirs along the upper river and a narrow, deep channel farther downstream. Continue Reading

Easy releases: Officials expect lakes to stay steady for summer

April 5, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Corps of Engineer officials announced that lake levels at the Jamestown Dam would remain steady while levels at the Pipestem Dam would be drawn down this summer. The announcement was part of the James River Operations Meeting held Wednesday in Jamestown
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Obama gives his approval to bridge across St. Croix River

March 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The president’s signature comes two weeks after Congress gave the needed environmental clearances for the $690 million project, the largest public works project in Minnesota history. Continue Reading

Feds to spend $50 million on Asian carp fight for Great Lakes

February 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Obama administration will spend about $50 million this year to shield the Great Lakes from greedy Asian carp, including first-time water sampling to determine whether the destructive fish have established a foothold in Lakes Michigan and Erie, officials said today. Continue Reading

Feds to spend $50 million on Asian carp fight for Great Lakes

February 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Obama administration will spend about $50 million this year to shield the Great Lakes from greedy Asian carp, including first-time water sampling to determine whether the destructive fish have established a foothold in Lakes Michigan and Erie, officials said today. Continue Reading

2 barges collide on Mississippi River, spilling oil in Louisiana

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Coast Guard says an oil tanker barge collided with another barge on the Mississippi, spilling oil and leading officials to close a five-mile stretch of the river. Continue Reading