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  • Infrastructure, trade big topics at Winchester roundtable Jacksonville Journal-Courier Darin LaHood at Wednesday's roundtable discussion at city hall. LaHood opened the discussion about his focus on tax reform this year, making the corporate tax rate more competitive and simplifying the tax code from seven brackets to three. From there, the focus would move on to infrastructure priorities, such as making sure river locks and dams are upgraded that need it -- the lock at La Grange on the Illinois River was given as an example. Winchester Mayor Rex McIntire began...
  • Rochester Dam scheduled to get $3 million in repairs Messenger-Inquirer Getting the property deeded to us from the Corps of Engineers is the main one.
  • WVDEP opposes power projects at locks, dams The Dominion Post “This is beyond disappointing that FERC approved this,â€Â? he said.
  • Aging dams, construction downstream impacts Owensboro Riverport Messenger-Inquirer If barges are steadily locking through and delivering, then we're able to assist them every day. Overtime pay accounts for the most significant impact delayed barges have, he said. Delays at 52 and 53, officials say, are hardly unusual. Both aging dams, built near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers west of Paducah, are nearing 90 years old.
  • Port strikes a deal with Corps of Engineers Muskogee Phoenix ...sand dredged from the navigation system and disposed of on this site for beneficial uses," Robinson said. "Currently, Muskogee Ready-Mix uses the sand to make concrete. In the future there may be an opportunity to use the sand to make porcelain tile ..., and the port authority would like to accommodate their desire." The terms of a memorandum of understanding approved by port authority directors would make the site available to the Corps and its dredging contractors "at no cost to the...
  • WW Corps aids in hurricane recovery Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Dam near Starbuck. Additionally, a power plant electrician from Dworshak Dam and Reservoir near Ahsahka, Idaho, deployed with Omaha District's temporary-roofing response team to support FEMA missions in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Walla Walla District maintains one of the Corps' seven emergency power-response teams, ready to deploy as part of the Corps' Emergency Support Function 3, public works and engineering-related support. Power team members directly support FEMA emergency...
  • Harvey cripples waterway for commerce The Virgin Islands Daily News DeRusha said. He said the west side of the west lock is at a depth of 5 feet, and the east side of the west lock is at a depth of 3 feet. The depth was originally 12 feet through the area. The Corps' goal is to dredge the west lock to a depth of 9 feet by Sept. 30, 10 feet by mid-October and 12 feet by the first week of November. DeRusha said recreational boaters may still traverse the Colorado River to the Gulf of Mexico while the Corps dredges. Dale Fowler,...
  • 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.