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- Speaker says breaching the dams is no cure-all Lewiston Morning Tribune She referenced a recent fact sheet put out by NOAA as evidence. It indicates that juvenile salmon that arrived at a particular dam survived passing from one side to the other, what many call concrete-to-concrete survival.
- N.A. City Council officially takes position on future of Lock and Dam Aiken Standard The option the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is officially recommending is option 2-6d, which would create a fixed weir with a dry floodplain bench. The resolution was tabled at the previous meeting on suggestion from City Attorney Kelly Zier, who had concerns with an indemnification agreement.
- North Augusta council debates lock and dam options The Augusta Chronicle During the study session, the council debated whether to pay the cost of the pumper, $494,718, in full by Jan. 31. If the council pays in full, Spartan Fire and Emergency would provide a discount of $13,292.
- Crews begin barge salvage efforts The Evening News and The Tribune Six of the freed barges were recovered, but nine remain on the dam, including seven sunken barges. Each barge holds between 1,500 and 1,800 tons of coal. Crews began loading piles of coal left on the stranded barges onto other empty barges Wednesday morning.
- N.A. City Council to vote on lock and dam, new fire truck Aiken Standard The meeting will take place afterward at 7 p.m. Lindsey Hodges is a general assignment reporter at the Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star.
- Seventh of nine barges trapped at dam has sunk The Evening News and The Tribune He said Wednesday that's still the case. Another concern has been that one of the barges is trapped under a gate at the lock and dam. Officials said Friday that could impede river traffic if it's still there when the water level drops. Contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 812-206-2115.
- Officials: No major environmental impact expected from barge crash The Evening News and The Tribune Contact her via email at email@example.com or by phone at 812-206-2115.
- EDITORIAL: Groups throughout the Augusta area are coming together to help save the Savannah River The Augusta Chronicle But the Corps insists the weir is needed as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. Instead of the hand of man guiding the Lock and Dam floodgates to maintain proper pool levels, Mother Nature alone would determine the water levels if a rock weir is built. That's why North Augusta firmly is in favor of saving the Lock and Dam.
- Augusta officials oppose corps' plan for lock and dam The Augusta Chronicle Fish would pass through a rock dam or weir constructed in the middle of the river.
- 'Carp cowboys' round up invasive Asian carp as Illinois, federal officials debate costly measures to protect Lake Michigan Chicago Tribune A recent weeklong haul by contracted fishermen in the Upper Illinois River yielded about 60,000 pounds. You can see on sonar the fish in the net, but some fish are jumping in between nets. But the domestic demand for Asian carp at restaurants and markets has remained thin. That's due, in part, to the fact that the fish is bony.