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  • '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.
  • The legacy of the 1992 'Save the River Parks' campaign Arkansas Times It would provide east-west traffic relief to Cantrell Road. The highway department planned to bridge Jimerson Creek and extend Rebsamen Park Road, which ran from Cantrell Road around the bluff to the dam, for the two westernmost miles to Interstate 430. But I've lived off Rebsamen Park Road.
  • U.S. bill could help erosion around Clarksville shore The Evening News and The Tribune Joe Donnelly that, if passed, would authorize the Corps to act on erosion issues in Clarksville under the Flood Control Act of 1946.
  • Rollin' on the Illinois River: New cruise does deep dive into Land of Lincoln Chicago Tribune The limited-but-growing inventory of overnight cruise boats plying U.S. rivers tends to cluster on bigger, better-known waterways. The American Duchess and American Queen operate year-round, traveling the Mississippi, as well as the Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers. A fourth ship, the 245-passenger American Countess, is under construction. ILLINOIS RIVER: The Duchess ran two Illinois River trips this year.
  • Salmon advocates pan proposal to protect fish at Ellsworth dams Bangor Daily News The license for the dams, each of which is roughly 60 feet tall, was last renewed in 1987.
  • 7-foot boa found near Lock and Dam 13 Clinton Herald Nettles rescued the 7-foot long snake, which could barely move due to the cold temperatures. Logan Foster, of Fulton, was traveling along the road to his favorite fishing hole at Lock and Dam 13 on July 23 when he observed a large snake laying along the road. Foster took a picture of the snake that was identified as a boa constrictor.
  • Corps Funding Continues Upward Progress On September 10, we editorialized that the lesson of Olmsted Lock and Dam’s delays and completion was that Congress should provide full and efficient funding for the remaining outstanding waterways projects so that delays like Olmsted’s can never happen again. With the September 21 signing by President Trump of a so-called “minibus” or partial appropriations bill that includes funding for the Corps of Engineers, it looks like Congress and the president have absorbed that lesson. Reflecting skillful legislative packaging, the desire of both parties to avoid a government shutdown and a bipartisan consensus on the importance of infrastructure, the bill enjoyed overwhelming bipartisan support, with the House voting for it 377-20 and the Senate 92-5.
  • If Mississippi dams are removed, what happens to the hydroelectric plants? Springfield News-Sun Anthony Lock and Dam, near the Third Street bridge in downtown Minneapolis. Anthony Lock and Dam, a quarter-mile downstream. Brookfield owns that plant, which generates 10 megawatts. * Lock and Dam No. 1, also called the Ford Dam, near the old Ford Motor Co. property in St.
  • Lake levels, river flow rise after heavy rains north of Chattanooga Chattanooga Times/Free Press So far this year, rainfall above Chattanooga in the Tennessee Valley has totaled 45.5 inches.
  • Transportation development: A rising need for economic growth Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Aging infrastructure means more bridges have become obsolete. The Department of Revenue reported 2.76 million vehicle registrations last year. He said the average age of bridges in Mississippi is 41 years old, but the median age is upwards of 65 years old.