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  • EDITORIAL: Tuesday takes The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review The township's Zoning Hearing Board unanimously denied Verizon Wireless' special-exemption request to build a 195-foot tower on a township supervisor's property. Supervisor John Silvis says he'll move on. But in this era of instant notifications, why not buttress the requisite public notification by using social media?
  • Army Corps of Engineers dispute claim about lowering pool at Lock and Dam The Augusta Chronicle The figure Robertson was looking at was from a preliminary analysis of several alternatives prior to the final legislation passing and all of that is being re-evaluated, he said. Construction methods do take into account upstream or downstream impacts as they may be. But above a certain flow rate, and the river was running at a much higher flow rate during that high-water event, the Lock and Dam has little to no impact, Wicke said.
  • Trump's proposed budget features steep cuts to fund military, homeland security and aid veterans Chattanooga Times/Free Press That covers most of the $4.5 million in dues the network owes PBS and NPR. They use the money to pay their dues to PBS and NPR. And if PBS and NPR aren't getting money from the smaller stations, they may have to charge more money to bigger networks.
  • Invasive silver carp found for the first time in St. Croix River Pioneer Press Croix River, the individual fish that have been captured do not indicate reproduction or an established population of either bighead or silver carp in the St. As part of this partnership with the commercial fishing community, a DNR field biologist was on site when the commercial angler captured the silver carp and bighead carp on the St. Croix River and the Minnesota River. Invasive carp captures must be reported to the DNR immediately.
  • Casey asking Trump for $50M for Mon River locks and dams project The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Casey wrote. Between 6.3 million and 8.4 million tons of coal moved through Lower Mon locks and dams in 2016, along with 1.5 million to 2 million tons of crude materials, excluding fuels, according to Army Corps data. "Numerous industries rely on the Monongahela River to transport their goods and materials and, if the locks and dams fail, businesses will suffer and industry would see a significant increase in the cost of moving goods," Casey wrote. Tom Fontaine is a...
  • Engineer says plans to replace lock and dam with rock weir could affect pool of water in the Savannah River around Augusta The Augusta Chronicle Augusta engineer said plans to replace the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam with a rock weir could affect the pool of water in the Savannah River around Augusta that the cities and industry rely on. Tom Robertson, a consulting engineer in Augusta, spoke Monday to the Kiwanis Club of Augusta, where he is a member. Robertson has been studying plans to deal with the aging lock and dam, which was part of creating a navigable waterway for Augusta when it opened in 1937. At one point...
  • Boats will be back, with outage ending for most Columbia, Snake dam locks Tri-City Herald Damon Delarosa, the Corps' Walla Walla District commander. The locks also will be used by recreational boaters starting March 20.
  • BRIEF: Early Mississippi River shipping season begins with first vessel in metro Pioneer Press March 10--The 2017 Mississippi River shipping season is now underway.
  • Spring is almost here: Mississippi opens for navigation, area lakes ice-out Star Tribune Woods said less ice cover can also cause lakes to lose more water to evaporation. There's no universal method for determining ice-out in Minnesota. Decades ago, for instance, residents would put a car on the lake and mark ice-out by the date when it fell through.
  • Flooding not predicted on Missouri River St. Joseph News-Press and dam releases. Once the mountain snowpack begins to melt, people living near the Platte River in Nebraska can expect to see increased water flows, which could impact the Missouri River. As a Missouri River basin tributary, the Platte drains a large portion of the central Great Plains and the eastern Rocky Mountains area in Colorado and Wyoming. The Corps should have sufficient available storage to be able to respond below Gavins Point as runoff from the Platte River...