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  • Mayor Tim Kabat: Local efforts key to protecting Mississippi River, combating climate change La Crosse Tribune Mayor Tim Kabat spoke Tuesday about the importance of local efforts to address climate and water-related issues around the Mississippi River, stressing the economic importance of the river to La Crosse and other river cities. "Let's face it. It's on all of us to save the world. It's not gonna happen from the folks in Washington," Kabat told the League of Women Voters during its December Lunch and Learn session. League of Women Voters member Maureen Kinney introduced the mayor at...
  • In Westerly, Pawcatuck River to flow free to let fish reach spawning grounds The Providence Journal Rocks will be aligned along the wall to hide the steel reinforcement. A worker with contractor SumCo Eco-Contracting sprayed sediments in between the rocks to lock them together. The bank along the complex was also widened to about 15 feet. And the demolition of the rock-and-timber dam removed a potential flood hazard, too.
  • CPA: Housatonic River dredging project completed Connecticut Post ...shoreline and inland waterways," Bates said. Stratford officials were seeking to dredge the river dating back 16 years. Negotiations to get this done meant discussions with several agencies, including the Army Corps of Engineers, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the federal Fish and Wildlife Service. The Housatonic River spans 149 miles. Between Stratford and Milford, the Housatonic channel has...
  • Port officials: Funding needed to maintain waterways Muskogee Phoenix Mary Fallin in 2013 determined the temporary closure of the navigation channel due to a malfunction or system failure would have an economic impact of $2.9 million a day.
  • Asian carp found again in lower Wisconsin River Jefferson Post (West Jefferson, N.C.) When agitated by things like boat motors, the silver carp jumps high out of the water. Bigheads were the type found by the DNR in the lower Wisconsin River. Black carp consume primarily mollusks, threatening native mussel and sturgeon.
  • EDITORIAL: Toward cleaner energy Baker City Herald The bill would make the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the lead agency for issuing hydropower licenses, and require states to defer to the agency.
  • Illinois politicians want to improve roads and bridges, but can the state afford it? Bladen Journal (Elizabethtown, N.C.) Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, also has been discussing the need to have a four-lane highway between the metro-east and Carbondale, which could benefit Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Bill Haine, D-Alton said a revenue stream is something that the governor would need to propose. Investing in government to increase jobs has been proven not to be the best investment," McCarter said. "Do we have needs?
  • 'Bonneville Lock and Dam' author 'had the best dam job' The Columbian That's where his dedication to customer service came in handy.
  • Lock and Dam No. 2 to be closed for one year Bladen Journal (Elizabethtown, N.C.) Assistant town manager Pat DeVane said the project is "moving along at a pretty rapid pace" and should be going out for bids soon.
  • Industries brace for Allegheny River closure above Harrison The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ...lock's upkeep and hopefully preventing future, unplanned closures. "This kind of closure would have a disasterous effect on us (if unplanned)," Konesni said. Products shipped upriver from international destinations can require months of lead time, and unplanned river closures due to breakdowns -- like the one that closed two locks on the Ohio River between Illinois and Kentucky for a week in September -- can create huge backups and problems for shipping, he said. Allegheny Lock...