Midwest flooding


Nebraska USGS assists with emergency stream gauges during Colorado flooding

Nebraska is currently preparing for the arrival of flood waters, which were forecast to arrive sometime on Sept. 17. The National Weather Service is predicting record-breaking flooding as far east as Brady, Nebraska, during the next few days, with updates to the river forecast likely. As Nebraskans await the deluge down the South Platte River,…


Army Corps of Engineers Needs $60 Billion for Lock Projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has $60 billion worth of unfunded projects to fix the lock and dam systems on U.S. rivers. House Reps Cheri Bustos, Dave Loebsack, and Bruce Braley are all pushing for a bill that calls for infrastructure improvements on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. Read More.


Mississippi River Barges Slowed by Flooding Following Record Drought ~Bloomberg

Barge traffic on a stretch of the Mississippi River, slowed early this year by shallow water during a drought, now is being hindered by flooding, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps on April 20 closed locks in Clarksville and Winfield, Missouri, both north of St. Louis, in anticipation of high water,…