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  • Delaware Dam key to region's flood control The Columbus Dispatch It's a delicate balance between adding to the floodwaters and preserving dams. Delaware officials link the Olentangy River to the city's identity. A flood in 1913 wiped out much of the downtown and led to modern flood controls. "The Olentangy River is literally and figuratively the heart of the city. But I am confident in the integrity of my dam and of my team.
  • Two artists 'lock it down' with projects illuminating the history of St. Anthony Falls Star Tribune Sept. 14--The lock at St. Paul artist Aaron Dysart will project a rock-concert-like light show inside the lock's empty tank. Anthony Falls Lock, the Lower Lock just downriver, and Lock Dam 1, near the former Ford plant in St.
  • Lock and Dam No. 2 soon to be patrolled by Wildlife Commission Bladen Journal (Elizabethtown, N.C.) Public Works Director Pat DeVane said without the study, the town could be facing millions of dollars if complete upheaval of the system were the only solution left.
  • Why local farmers monitor Mississippi River Ottumwa Courier Yeager feels as though small suppliers are vanishing. And with so many rural people represented by Republicans, Loebsack has over the years, had the perfect icebreaker in establishing relationships that reach across party lines. Those rural representatives can work together, he believes. Right now, he said, there's "not a lot going on" in congress.
  • BRIEF: Mississippi River closed to vessel traffic after cracks found in lock Belleville News-Democrat Louis, Reuters reported. The cracks were found in a gate at the Melvin Price Lock and Dam near St. Louis, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told Reuters.
  • Army Corps adjusts Genoa dam to slow spread of invasive carp La Crosse Tribune In 2008, a silver carp was discovered in pool 8 of the Mississippi River. Bighead, silver and grass carp have since been found as far north as Hastings as well as on the St. Croix River. The DNR warns invasive carp can devastate local ecosystems by overcrowding native species and eating all their food.
  • You can comment on plan to stop spread of Asian carp Detroit Free Press Comments can also be mailed to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, ATTN: GLMRIS-Brandon Road Comments, 231 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604.
  • Invasive fish plan unlikely to slow catch: Although a nuisance, Asian carp providing booming industry for entrepreneurs Jacksonville Journal-Courier The people in Beardstown are truly commercial fishermen. They will exponentially help us from spreading to the Great Lakes because they'll never have a chance to get up there.
  • Ernst gathering ideas for new farm bill The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Aug. 24--MANCHESTER -- With Congress set to take up discussion of a new farm bill, Sen.
  • Blasting to start soon for new Chickamauga Lock Chattanooga Times/Free Press lock at the Chickamauga Dam is about to get noisier as blasting starts to help dig up the riverbed where the new and bigger lock is taking shape. Kesco Inc., a blasting contractor from Zelienopie, Pa., will soon begin blasting the riverbed in the coffer dam erected below the dam to house the new 110-foot-by-600-foot lock. Adam Walker, the project manager for the Chickamauga lock replacement project, said the lock excavation contractor, Heeter Geotechnical Construction, will...