Will higher Missouri River levels mean more flooding? Yes

U.S. 06/06/19, 13:46

The surging Missouri River is being filled with more than twice the normal amount of water from an upstream reservoir so more flooding is likely, and the heavy releases may continue for months.The flooding could be particularly bad in communities ...

Missouri River will remain high because of water from dams

U.S. 06/06/19, 08:19

The amount of water being released into the lower Missouri River from upstream dams will remain at a high level for several months because of recent heavy rain and remaining snowpack.The Army Corps of Engineers says it expects water releases ...

Engineers raise risk level for Southern California dam

U.S. 05/17/19, 14:41

A new assessment by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers raises concern about the potential for failure of the spillway of a flood control dam on a Southern California river where 1.4 million people live downstream.The Corps said Thursday it ...

Salmon-eating sea lions targeted at Columbia River dam

U.S. 05/03/19, 12:45

More California sea lions preying on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River below a hydroelectric project on the Oregon-Washington border are being killed under a revised policy, federal authorities said Friday. The National Marine Fisheries Service made public reduced criteria for ...

Pacific Northwest tribal fishing bill clears US House

U.S. 04/30/19, 16:40

Pacific Northwest tribes fighting to get the U.S. government to fully compensate them for the loss of dozens of homes and traditional fishing encampments to flooding caused by hydroelectric dams rejoiced Tuesday after federal legislation to address their cause cleared ...

Illinois governor OKs first steps on blocking Asian carp

U.S. 04/29/19, 13:27

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he is willing to take initial steps toward fortifying a lock-and-dam system on a Chicago-area waterway so it can protect Lake Michigan from invasive Asian carp.Pritzker, a Democrat, told the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...

Update: Agency that runs Missouri River dams criticized

U.S. 04/17/19, 09:21

The Latest on a U.S. Senate hearing being held in Iowa in the wake of massive flooding in the region (all times local):9:20 a.m.The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators ...

Update: California dam’s rebuilt spillway to be reused

U.S. 04/02/19, 11:56

The Latest on the first use of the nation's tallest dam in two years (all times local):9:55 a.m.California officials say they will start letting water out of the nation's tallest dam into the newly-rebuilt spillway Tuesday for the first time ...

Arizona Sen. McSally promises swift action on drought plan

U.S. 03/27/19, 16:23

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally vowed Wednesday to take quick action on a plan to preserve a drought-stricken Colorado River, which serves about 40 million people in the U.S. West and Mexico.Seven states are looking to Congress to pass legislation to ...

Waters start to slowly recede in parts of flooded South

U.S. 02/28/19, 17:05

The Tennessee Valley Authority says river levels in its expansive network of waterways are starting to recede, but flood-stricken residents should not exhale just yet as TVA continues to release water from dams and forecasters predict more rain in the ...

Mississippi sues federal government over river flooding

U.S. 02/11/19, 19:31

The state of Mississippi on Monday sued the federal government, claiming a dam complex in Louisiana that keeps the Mississippi River from changing course is harming state land.The suit seeks at least $25 million in damages and touches on one ...

Explains: What are dangers of mining waste in Brazil?

Enviroment 01/28/19, 19:06

As rescuers in Brazil search for survivors of a dam collapse, questions abound about the health and environmental risks of the thick, brown, metal-laden mine waste that flowed over buildings. The accident comes after the United Nations and others warned ...

Environmentalists sound alarm after Brazilian dam disaster

Enviroment 01/27/19, 14:17

A massive, deadly river of pale brown mud released by the collapse of a mining company dam threatens to cause an environmental disaster for Brazil, potentially snatching away livelihoods and driving the spread of disease, activists warned Sunday.Mining giant Vale ...

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