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  • Tenney Lock to reopen Saturday after four months closed The Daily Cardinal ...Madison boaters can look forward to Tenney Lock reopening Saturday after several months of being closed for upgrades, announced the Dane County Land and Water Resources Department. The upgrades involved adding remote controls to the dam, which will permit staff to control water levels on the lake. The lock, which is located on the Yahara River at the entryway to Lake Mendota, allows boats to cross between Lakes Mendota and Monona. The lock will follow the same schedule as 2016,...
  • Senate spending bill boosts Chickamauga Lock spending to $78 million Chattanooga Times/Free Press ...million for advanced nuclear reactors, which is $28 million more than the president's budget request. And the measure provides $40 million for research and development to support existing nuclear reactors and $24 million for the Center for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The House Appropriations Committee last week approved a $37.6 billion annual spending bill for the Department of Energy and water infrastructure programs that...
  • Local delegation promotes fixes to Lock and Dam The Augusta Chronicle Johnny Isakson of Georgia said. The local leaders want the Lock and Dam to be rehabilitated and a small fish passage constructed to let endangered species swim around it. A working Lock and Dam has gates that can be opened and closed. While the Corps maintains that the Lock and Dam isn't a flood-control device, it is a flood mitigation device, Pettit pointed out.
  • Local delegation promotes repairing Lock and Dam, legislators pledge support The Augusta Chronicle Allen and Joe Wilson or their staffers. All the stakeholders spoke against tearing down the Lock and Dam and building a rock weir in place of it, Pettit said. A working Lock and Dam has gates that can be opened and closed. While the Corps maintains that the Lock and Dam isn't a flood-control device, it is a flood mitigation device, Pettit pointed out.
  • Nickajack, Chickamauga dams opening for public tours for first time since 9/11 Chattanooga Times/Free Press ...officials. A traditional cofferdam would have blocked access to the downstream end of the existing lock, effectively closing the lock to commercial navigation. Other federal dam sites -- operated by TVA and/or the Corps -- in Tennessee and the surrounding Chattanooga region that have been opened or are scheduled for tours include Old Hickory Dam, Percy Priest Dam, Center Hill Dam, Norris Dam, Great Falls Dam, Wilson Lock, Cordell Hull Dam and Cheatham Navigation Lock. Dams...
  • Guest EDITORIAL: Rebuilding infrastructure takes funding, Mr. President The Tribune-Democrat July 03--The following editorial appeared in the (Uniontown) Herald-Standard. Robert Casey, D-Pennsylvania, criticized Trump, noting his budget contains no funding for crucial improvements to dams in Charleroi, Elizabeth and Braddock. Let's hope that Shuster and Murphy will be able to pull the president to their side.
  • Drought spawns draft plan from Corps of Engineers The Augusta Chronicle The river is over 400 miles long, so drought in the top portion of the river affects everyone downstream. The deadline for those applications is July 24. The Corps studied several different contingencies, including a "no action" plan. Both states have a lot of say in that." He said flow from tributaries like Steven's Creek is vital for the Savannah River.
  • Asian carp discovered close to Lake Michigan as Trump pushes budget cuts Chicago Tribune Asian carp has been found beyond three barriers in the Sanitary and Ship Canal near Romeoville. The 2010 discovery of a bighead carp in Lake Calumet led to heated debates between Chicago-area business interests and officials in other Great Lakes states who tried unsuccessfully to force the closure of shipping locks that separate Lake Michigan from inland waterways. Since then a multi-agency effort has focused on maintaining the barriers, checking for Asian carp in waterways and paying...
  • More, better education is key to river safety, say summit members The Valley News-Dispatch They'll learn how to read signs on the water and the rules of navigation, which includes making way for larger vessels. Col. David Podurgiel. "It takes up to one-mile to stop a tugboat with barges," he said. "How close should a boat be?
  • Corps receives 466 comments on what to do with the aging Lock and Dam The Augusta Chronicle ...lock and dam), and our desire not to delay" the Savannah project. Davis noted the original purpose of the lock and dam was for commercial navigation on the river. "It is because of this original intent that Augusta further advocates for repair of the lock in order to maintain the pool for navigation upstream downstream, water supply, manufacturing operations and recreational use, and other activities," Davis wrote. Concerning the fish passage, however, "Augusta remains...