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  • Chickamauga Lock reopens to again allow barge traffic on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga Chattanooga Times/Free Press ...reopened to barge traffic Tuesday after managers of the Tennessee River reduced the flow going through the Chickamauga Lock. "We now have all of our locks open on all nine major dams on the Tennessee River," Lee Roberts, public affairs officer for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in Nashville, said today. Chickamauga Lock has been shut down and barge traffic has been unable to travel through Chattanooga on the Tennessee River for more than a month due to the heavy flow of water...
  • Severe Flooding Omaha to Southern Wisconsin - 50s Possible Late Next Week Star Tribune Flooding will continue over the next few days. The Missouri River at Omaha will rise into Moderate Flood Stage later today, cresting at 33.9ft Sunday evening. MISO and wind owners both use weather data to develop forecasts of wind generation.
  • Aiken Legislative Delegation takes action regarding Lock and Dam Aiken Standard Bill Taylor, R-Aiken. Rep. Tom Young, R-Aiken, have met with the Corps and Gov. Comments can be submitted on the Corps' website. Lindsey Hodges is a general assignment reporter at the Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star.
  • Administration's budget proposal takes big bite out of bean priorities Norwalk Reflector And, the President's budget proposes to reduce the cap on adjusted grossiIncome (AGI) for recipients of Title I program payments from $900,000 to $500,000. Cutting these programs would be contrary to President Trump's pledge to invest in infrastructure, which is vital to improving the global competitiveness of U.S. soybeans and other commodities. The budget would eliminate the Conservation Stewardship Program, which encourages farmers to use long-term conservation practices.
  • City of Augusta to hold public hearing on lock and dam next week The Augusta Chronicle After a short presentation by staff, the city will take comments, including ones in writing.
  • OPINION: City Ink: At hearing, Army Corps didn't want to hear much The Augusta Chronicle He said the Corps' presentation was not a public hearing, but he's going to make sure there is one at the Marble Palace. Commissioners said they wanted the mayor to have a vehicle. Mary Lou Garren died Thursday, leaving her husband Hank Garren and four daughters.
  • More ideas emerge about how to fix lock and dam The Augusta Chronicle Daniel Hibner, the commander of the Savannah District, tried to make clear the constraints affecting the Corps. And, there is no funding for it. The Goodale residents also propose repairing the lock and dam. It would also alleviate the Corps' plan for a floodplain bench 275 feet across into Lock and Dam Park, Bonitatibus said.
  • Proposals, protests abound at Corps meeting on Lock and Dam The Augusta Chronicle Rick Allen, R-Ga., and city officials say was the level when the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act was passed Dec. 16, 2016. The river is essentially a road for the fish and "they follow the flow" to find their way upstream, he said. The restored lock and dam with a fish passage "would likely be able to pass fish but just not as effectively," Herndon said.
  • North Augusta takes step in fight over dam The Augusta Chronicle It was split between constructing both buildings on the same property, or moving the headquarters to the current community center, which Councilman Fletcher Dickert said has been declining in use. With the agreement, the Aiken County Animal Shelter would take two highly adoptable dogs per month from the North Augusta Animal Control facility in order to reduce the number of dogs that are euthanized.