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  • EDITORIAL: Law protects our scenic rivers Muskogee Phoenix ...scenic beauty of the free-flowing streams and rivers designated as a scenic river area." The language was accidentally deleted during the process of merging the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission's responsibilities under the Grand River Dam Authority last year. "When you have sweeping legislation, that will occur -- that bill was written and rewritten several times during the session last year," said Ed Fite, vice president of GRDA scenic rivers and water quality division....
  • Lock and dam awaiting decision on hydropower The Dominion Post Morgantown Lock and Dam still has a murky future. Rye Development, a Massachusetts-based company, is awaiting issuance of federal hydropower licenses for three projects on the Monongahela River, including one at the Morgantown Lock and Dam. Celeste Miller, a spokesperson for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), said the application for hydropower on the dam was filed Feb. 27, 2014, and there is no way of knowing when the application will be approved or denied....
  • Agency completes work on locks at eight dams on Columbia and Snake Lewiston Morning Tribune It is the primary route wheat farmers use to get their crops to Portland, where they are transferred to oceangoing ships.
  • Removal of Green River Lock and Dam No. 6 underway Glasgow Daily Times Once that happens, we will dismantle the rest of the dam (and) basically bring it all the way back across to this side (south side) of the river.
  • Funding future cloudy for Chickamauga Lock The Knoxville News-Sentinel The Corps had stated a need for $37 million in fiscal 2017 to "efficiently continue work," Walker said. He had originally included Chickamauga Lock among his 100 infrastructure projects that would be funded. Chuck Fleischmann has been a Chickamauga Lock champion.
  • BRIEF: Corps: Faulty work will keep boaters from passing Snake River dam for longer Tri-City Herald ...longer for the navigation lock at Little Goose Dam on the Snake River near Starbuck to reopen. The lock now is expected to reopen April 11, after being closed since Dec. 12 for an extended maintenance outage. The Corps discovered that part of a new bottom hinge on the north gate was not placed in the correct position by a previous contractor. The planned fix is to machine the vertical metal section on one of the gates that seals up against the lock wall when the gates...
  • Port of Catoosa Director Emeritus named Progressive Citizen of the Year Claremore Daily Progress ...waterway, Portiss has been named a "Water Pioneer" by the State of Oklahoma. In August 2009, Portiss was awarded the Bronze de Fleury Medal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Bronze de Fleury Medal was established during the early years of the Corps to honor individuals who have provided significant contributions to Army engineering. In October 2013, he was named "Communicator of the Year" and received a Bronze Quill award from the Tulsa chapter of the...
  • Ice Harbor Dam lock returns to service Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Vice President Pence Makes Remarks at Foster Supply, Inc Vice President Pence Makes Remarks at Foster Supply, Inc The locks at Ice Harbor and seven other dams on the Columbia and Lower Snake rivers were taken out of service in early December for annual repairs, maintenance and improvements. Locks at Bonneville, McNary, John Day, The Dalles, Lower Monumental and Lower Granite dams were returned to service March 20, but the locks at Ice Harbor and Little Goose Dam remained closed...
  • Mystery solved. Ice Harbor Dam's lock reopens to boats Tri-City Herald The opening of the lock at Little Goose Dam near Starbuck was delayed.
  • Advocacy group seeks protection of Indiana's water resources Herald-Times But that has changed, he told the audience, citing a growing demand on water for irrigation as well as clean drinking water throughout the state. The causes of contamination range from E. coli to PCBs, from mercury to algae. Today, there are only 30 monitoring wells throughout Indiana. The reason?