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  • U.S. House wants to protect Great Lakes, Michigan funding Detroit Free Press Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, and Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, voting against. The Education Department budget is to be increased by $2.6 billion with only $400 million being set aside to help with charter schools. It also moved to get rid of funding for the Essential Air Service grants, which help provide air service to smaller communities in Michigan such as Escanaba, Houghton and Sault Ste.
  • Budget bill doubles funding for Chickamauga Lock replacement work Chattanooga Times/Free Press barge operators and by increased matching taxpayer funds int o the Inland Waterways Trust Fund. The bill also provides $1.7 million for dredging at Memphis Harbor McKellar Lake, and provides a total of $1.4 billion from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, for the most critical maintenance needs at our nation's ports and harbors. The Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for maintaining and rebuilding locks and dams, dredging rivers and harbors, working to prevent floods and...
  • White House pushes for California dam project Tribune Washington Bureau The Central Valley farms served by Westlands are eager for the tens of thousands of acre-feet of water it could generate for their land. The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act could prevent California from issuing any of the permits required for building. Dianne Feinstein is among those who have championed heightening Shasta Dam in the past.
  • Allegheny River locks to open for 9 days in July, longest stretch in 30 years The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Lock 5, Hemmes said. It costs $93.50 an hour per lock. "It's expensive, but it's not as expensive as some as the early alternatives we looked at," she said. ARDC pays for lock operations through fundraisers and grants, Hemmes said. She said events like Saturday's fundraiser -- ARDC's fourth annual "Lock Kickoff" -- pay for advertising, grant matches and enables the group to move ahead and expand. Hemmes said ARDC designed its nine-day "Celebrate the Allegheny" event...
  • Work progresses on new Chickamauga Lock despite budget challenges Chattanooga Times/Free Press But to do so requires the United States to maintain and upgrade its network of 219 locks on its inland waterways.
  • EDITORIAL: Time to invest in lock-and-dam system La Crosse Tribune Bryan Peterson, navigation business line manager for the St.
  • Flooding eases but ice jams remain Albert Lea Tribune (Minn.) Police closed Route 5S to keep cars from driving into rapidly rising waters. Canal Corporation crews cleared the ice chunks at the lock and the river flowed.
  • Historic ice jam -- now in pieces -- remains a threat Superior Telegram But ice remained, he said. The breakup did allow the National Weather Service to reduce a flood warning issued for Schenectady County to a flood advisory on Thursday. The advisory was expected to continue until 1:45 p.m. today. Some of the ice traveled through the Cohoes Falls and down into the Hudson River.
  • Preparing for the flood The Daily Sentinel (Pomeroy, Ohio) While the forecasted river crest levels have been reduced by the National Weather Service, the threats of continued rains can affect the predictions, stated the Emergency Management Agency. Transportation for those who need to evacuate will also be available. For the transport of patients to PVH and our tertiary facility in Huntington, we are working closely with Mason County Emergency Management Services to watch for blocked roads and hazards.
  • Officials prepare for area flooding Point Pleasant Register (W. Va.) The crest was at 46.4 feet earlier this week, prior to the water receding. The most recent crest is predicted to happen late Monday into Tuesday. The crest was just under 51.45 feet earlier this week, prior to the water receding.